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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:41  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:26


HR5951 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Triangulum Australe.

HR5951 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5951 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR5951:

HR5951 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5951

HR5951 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5951 are provided in the following table:

16h 02m 52s
-62° 32’ 30”
Triangulum Australe

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5951 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5951 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5951.

Visibility of HR5951 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR5951 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5951

The image below is a photograph of HR5951 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR5951 is -0.042 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5951 star
DSS2 image of HR5951. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5951 during the next 10000 years (-7.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5951 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5951 is distant 338.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

103.95 pc
338.88 ly
4 km/s
-0.042 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5951

HR5951 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5951 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5951. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5951