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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 15.9°   Azimuth: 23.2°   Direction: North-North-East

HR5964 is a hypergiant star of spectral class F0 in the constellation of Hercules.

HR5964 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its faintness, HR5964 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5964

Finder chart HR5964 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5964.

HR5964 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 HR5964 are provided in the following table:

15h 59m 04s
+49° 52’ 51”
Image of HR5964 star
DSS2 image of HR5964. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5964 during the next 10000 years (3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5964


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


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5964 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5964. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR5964 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5964 is distant 159.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

49.02 pc
159.80 ly
4 km/s
0.023 arcsec/year
-0.041 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR5964


Visibility of HR5964 from your location

HR5964 is circumpolar and transits at 22:16 UTC (altitude: 88.4°)