HR5973 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.
HR5973 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5973 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 HR5973:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5973
HR5973 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5973 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5973 in the sky:
Visibility of HR5973 from your location
Today's HR5973 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5973
The image below is a photograph of HR5973 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 HR5973 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR5973 from the Sun and relative movement
HR5973 is distant 597.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR5973
HR5973 belongs to spectral class K0
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5973 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.