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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 14.2°   Azimuth: 259.0°   Direction: West

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:


HR5963 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 14.2°
Azimuth: 259.0°
Direction: West

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:

16h 00m 51s
+04° 25’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5963 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5963 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5963.

Visibility of HR5963 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 HR5963 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: 85.6°
Max altitude: 42.9°
Azimuth: 274.4°

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.

Image of HR5963 star
DSS2 image of HR5963. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5963 during the next 10000 years (-6.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 12.50 arcmin in declination);

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.

73.42 pc
239.35 ly
-4 km/s
-0.041 arcsec/year
0.075 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5963. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5963