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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 6.5°   Azimuth: 182.4°   Direction: South

HR5970 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5970 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5970 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 HR5970:


HR5970 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 6.5°
Azimuth: 182.4°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5970

HR5970 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 HR5970 are provided in the following table:

16h 03m 34s
-32° 00’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5970 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5970 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5970.

Visibility of HR5970 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 HR5970 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: 122.0°
Max altitude: 6.5°
Azimuth: 238.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5970

The image below is a photograph of HR5970 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 HR5970 is -0.044 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5970 star
DSS2 image of HR5970. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5970 during the next 10000 years (-7.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5970 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5970 is distant 178.34 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

54.70 pc
178.34 ly
28 km/s
-0.044 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5970

HR5970 belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5970 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5970. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5970