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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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HR5988

Below the horizon.  Rise: 19:45 | Tran: 23:31 | Set: 3:20
Altitude: -53.3°   Azimuth: 52.4°   Direction: North-East

HR5988 is a variable star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR5988 visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its faintness, HR5988 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5988

Finder chart HR5988 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
350.35°
20.85°
Scorpius
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);

Key facts about HR5988

5.92

0.05
B8
11247K

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

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

Alternative designations of HR5988

SAO184113
SAO184113

Visibility of HR5988 from your location

Today's HR5988 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.6°
Max altitude: 14.9°
Azimuth: 246.4°