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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:38  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:54 south
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Altitude: -22.2°   Azimuth: 104.2°   Direction: East-South-East

HR5969 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR5969 visual magnitude is 5. Because of its moderate brightness, HR5969 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR5969:


HR5969 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -22.2°
Azimuth: 104.2°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5969

HR5969 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 HR5969 are provided in the following table:

16h 03m 20s
-25° 51’ 55”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5969 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5969 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5969.

Visibility of HR5969 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 HR5969 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: 115.9°
Max altitude: 12.7°
Azimuth: 244.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5969

The image below is a photograph of HR5969 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 HR5969 is -0.071 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5969 star
DSS2 image of HR5969. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5969 during the next 10000 years (-11.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5969 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5969 is distant 211.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 39 kilometers per second.

64.98 pc
211.83 ly
-39 km/s
-0.071 arcsec/year
-0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5969

HR5969 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5969 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5969. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5969