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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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HR5956

Below the horizon.  Rise: 18:14 | Tran: 20:46 | Set: 23:19
Alt: -4.83°   Az: 138.30°   Direction: South-East

HR5956 is a giant star of spectral class K4 in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5956 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its faintness, HR5956 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of HR5956 star
DSS2 image of HR5956. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5956 during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

16h 02m 52s
-31° 57’ 24”
20h 34m 30s
12h 37m 23s

J2000

16h 01m 19s
-31° 53’ 21”

Galactic Coordinates

343.46°
15.66°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR5956 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5956.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.33
Giant

0.20
K4III
3870K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5956 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5956. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR5956 is distant 549.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

168.63
549.75
1 km/s
0.01 arcsec/y
-0.004"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO207234
SAO207234

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR5956 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 122.0°
Max altitude: 6.6°
Azimuth: 238.0°