We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
A Complete Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
Donate now and help us to keep this site free and ad-free!
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:45  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
sleep NighttimeWhat's Visible Now?
All Constellations » Hercules » 


Altitude: 12.9°   Azimuth: 13.7°   Direction: North-North-East

HR5964 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR5964 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5964 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 HR5964:


HR5964 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 12.9°
Azimuth: 13.7°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5964 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5964 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5964.

Visibility of HR5964 from your location

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

HR5964 is circumpolar and transits at 11:07 UTC (altitude: 88.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5964

The image below is a photograph of HR5964 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 HR5964 is 0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR5964

HR5964 belongs to spectral class F0 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

Alternative designations of HR5964