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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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HR5990

Below the horizon.  Rise: 17:44 | Tran: 23:11 | Set: 4:42
Altitude: -9.5°   Azimuth: 272.0°   Direction: West

HR5990 is a double hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR5990 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its faintness, HR5990 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 HR5990

Finder chart HR5990 star
Simplified finder chart for 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:

16h 05m 59s
-06° 08’ 21”
5.05°
32.41°
Ophiuchus
Image of HR5990 star
DSS2 image of HR5990. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5990 during the next 10000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5990

6.41
Hypergiant

1.27
K0
4672K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5990 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5990. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

6.41
12.21
5.8
9.3 arcsec

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.

106.50 pc
347.18 ly
-32 km/s
-0.03 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR5990

SAO140947
SAO140947

Visibility of HR5990 from your location

Today's HR5990 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 96.1°
Max altitude: 32.4°
Azimuth: 263.9°