HR5963 is a giant star in the constellation of Serpens.
HR5963 visual magnitude is 5.83. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5963 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 HR5963:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5963
HR5963 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5963 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5963 in the sky:
Visibility of HR5963 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR5963 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5963
The image below is a photograph of HR5963 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 HR5963 is -0.041 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.075 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR5963 from the Sun and relative movement
HR5963 is distant 239.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR5963
HR5963 belongs to spectral class K0
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5963 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.