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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: 26.8°   Azimuth: 247.5°   Direction: West-South-West

HR5992 is a star in the constellation of Serpens.

HR5992 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5992 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR5992 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5992 star
DSS2 image of HR5992. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5992 during the next 100000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5992


HR5992 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 26.8°
Azimuth: 247.5°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5992

HR5992 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 HR5992 are provided in the following table:

16h 05m 37s
+08° 05’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5992 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5992 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5992.

Visibility of HR5992 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 HR5992 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: 81.9°
Max altitude: 46.6°
Azimuth: 278.1°

Distance of HR5992 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5992 is distant 402.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

123.46 pc
402.47 ly
-21 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5992

HR5992 belongs to spectral class A3


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5992 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5992. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5992