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HR5981 is a giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR5981 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5981 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 HR5981:

HR5981 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 73°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5981

HR5981 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 HR5981 are provided in the following table:

16h 02m 05s
+52° 54’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5981 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5981 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5981.

Visibility of HR5981 from your location

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

HR5981 is circumpolar and transits at 23:17 UTC (altitude: 88.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5981

The image below is a photograph of HR5981 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 HR5981 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.034 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5981 star
DSS2 image of HR5981. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5981 during the next 10000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5981 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5981 is distant 819.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

251.26 pc
819.10 ly
-7 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.034 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5981

HR5981 belongs to spectral class K5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5981 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5981. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5981