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Altitude: 21.0°   Azimuth: 285.7°   Direction: West-North-West

HR5958 is a variable subdwarf star in the constellation of Corona Borealis.

HR5958 visual magnitude is 2, making it the 49th brightest star in the sky. Thanks to its high brightness, HR5958 is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR5958:


HR5958 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 21.0°
Azimuth: 285.7°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5958

HR5958 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 HR5958 are provided in the following table:

15h 59m 30s
+25° 55’ 13”
Corona Borealis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5958 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5958 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5958.

Visibility of HR5958 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 HR5958 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: 64.1°
Max altitude: 64.4°
Azimuth: 295.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5958

The image below is a photograph of HR5958 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 HR5958 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5958 star
DSS2 image of HR5958. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5958 during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of HR5958

HR5958 belongs to spectral class B


Alternative designations of HR5958