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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:57 south
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Altitude: -17.4°   Azimuth: 115.1°   Direction: East-South-East

HR5965 is a double giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR5965 visual magnitude is 6.03. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5965 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 HR5965:


HR5965 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -17.4°
Azimuth: 115.1°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5965

HR5965 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5965 are provided in the following table:

16h 02m 39s
-29° 08’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5965 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5965 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5965.

Visibility of HR5965 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 HR5965 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: 119.1°
Max altitude: 9.4°
Azimuth: 240.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5965

The image below is a photograph of HR5965 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 HR5965 is 0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5965 star
DSS2 image of HR5965. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5965 during the next 10000 years (6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5965 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5965 is distant 450.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

138.31 pc
450.90 ly
5 km/s
0.036 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5965

HR5965 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5965 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5965. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5965 star system properties

HR5965 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5965 double sysyem:

11 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5965