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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: -3.6°   Azimuth: 108.1°   Direction: East-South-East

HR5996 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR5996 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5996 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 HR5996 is -0.258 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5996 star
DSS2 image of HR5996. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5996 during the next 1000 years (-4.30 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.40 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5996


HR5996 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -3.6°
Azimuth: 108.1°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5996

HR5996 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 HR5996 are provided in the following table:

16h 07m 03s
-14° 04’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5996 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5996 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5996.

Visibility of HR5996 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 HR5996 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: 104.1°
Max altitude: 24.4°
Azimuth: 255.9°

Distance of HR5996 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5996 is distant 94.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

28.90 pc
94.22 ly
-16 km/s
-0.258 arcsec/year
0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5996

HR5996 belongs to spectral class G4 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5996 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5996. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5996