HR5990 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
HR5990 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5990 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 HR5990:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5990
HR5990 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 HR5990 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5990 in the sky:
Visibility of HR5990 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR5990 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5990
The image below is a photograph of HR5990 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 HR5990 is -0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR5990 from the Sun and relative movement
HR5990 is distant 347.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR5990
HR5990 belongs to spectral class K0
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5990 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR5990 star system properties
HR5990 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5990 double sysyem: