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Altitude: -6.8°   Azimuth: 206.1°   Direction: South-South-West

HR5952 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5952 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5952 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 HR5952:


HR5952 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -6.8°
Azimuth: 206.1°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5952

HR5952 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5952 are provided in the following table:

16h 00m 53s
-40° 26’ 07”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5952 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5952 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5952.

Visibility of HR5952 from your location

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

HR5952 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5952

The image below is a photograph of HR5952 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 HR5952 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5952 star
DSS2 image of HR5952. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5952 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5952 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5952 is distant 370.45 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

113.64 pc
370.45 ly
-15 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
0.037 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5952

HR5952 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5952 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5952. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5952 star system properties

HR5952 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5952 double sysyem:

8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5952