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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 80.3°   Azimuth: 295.7°   Direction: West-North-West

HR5960 is a variable hypergiant star of spectral class F0 in the constellation of Draco.

HR5960 visual magnitude is 4.95. Because of its moderate brightness, HR5960 is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5960

Finder chart HR5960 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5960.

HR5960 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 HR5960 are provided in the following table:

15h 57m 47s
+54° 44’ 58”
Image of HR5960 star
DSS2 image of HR5960. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5960 during the next 1000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5960


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5960 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5960. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR5960 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5960 is distant 110.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

33.82 pc
110.25 ly
-11 km/s
-0.15 arcsec/year
0.11 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR5960


Visibility of HR5960 from your location

HR5960 is circumpolar and transits at 21:43 UTC (altitude: 86.7°)