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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR5960

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

HR5960 visual magnitude is 4.95. Because of its moderate brightness, HR5960 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR5960:

4.95
Hypergiant
HR5960 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 54°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”
85.41°
46.5°
Draco

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5960 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5960 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5960.

Visibility of HR5960 from your location

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

HR5960 is circumpolar and transits at 06:53 UTC (altitude: 86.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5960

The image below is a photograph of HR5960 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 HR5960 is -0.15 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.11 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR5960

HR5960 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.

2.30
F0IV
7726K

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

Alternative designations of HR5960

SAO29727
SAO29727