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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:57 south
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Altitude: 54.1°   Azimuth: 95.9°   Direction: East

HR5957 is a giant star in the constellation of Corona Borealis.

HR5957 visual magnitude is 5.62. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5957 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 HR5957:


HR5957 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 54.1°
Azimuth: 95.9°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5957

HR5957 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5957 are provided in the following table:

15h 58m 57s
+36° 38’ 38”
Corona Borealis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5957 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5957 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5957.

Visibility of HR5957 from your location

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

Today's HR5957 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 53.4°
Max altitude: 75.2°
Azimuth: 306.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5957

The image below is a photograph of HR5957 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 HR5957 is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5957 star
DSS2 image of HR5957. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5957 during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5957 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5957 is distant 898.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

275.48 pc
898.07 ly
11 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
0.029 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5957

HR5957 belongs to spectral class K5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5957 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5957. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5957