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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: 23.0°   Azimuth: 136.5°   Direction: South-East

HR5989 is a multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR5989 visual magnitude is 6.53. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5989 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 HR5989:


HR5989 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 23.0°
Azimuth: 136.5°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5989

HR5989 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 HR5989 are provided in the following table:

16h 05m 44s
-06° 17’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5989 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5989 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5989.

Visibility of HR5989 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 HR5989 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: 96.3°
Max altitude: 32.2°
Azimuth: 263.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5989

The image below is a photograph of HR5989 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 HR5989 is 0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5989 star
DSS2 image of HR5989. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5989 during the next 10000 years (6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5989 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5989 is distant 254.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

78.06 pc
254.49 ly
-11 km/s
0.037 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5989

HR5989 belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5989 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5989. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5989