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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:37  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:55 south
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Altitude: -10.3°   Azimuth: 244.8°   Direction: West-South-West

HR5988 is a variable star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR5988 visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5988 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 HR5988:


HR5988 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -10.3°
Azimuth: 244.8°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5988

HR5988 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 HR5988 are provided in the following table:

16h 06m 06s
-23° 36’ 23”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5988 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5988 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5988.

Visibility of HR5988 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 HR5988 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: 113.6°
Max altitude: 14.9°
Azimuth: 246.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5988

The image below is a photograph of HR5988 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 HR5988 is -0.013 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 HR5988 star
DSS2 image of HR5988. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5988 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5988 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5988 is distant 486.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

149.25 pc
486.57 ly
-7 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5988

HR5988 belongs to spectral class B8


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5988 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5988. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5988