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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 19:10 | Tran: 22:49 | Set: 2:33
Altitude: -32.5°   Azimuth: 270.6°   Direction: West

HR5998 is a giant star of spectral class B7 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR5998 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its faintness, HR5998 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 HR5998

Finder chart HR5998 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5998.

HR5998 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 HR5998 are provided in the following table:

16h 07m 51s
-24° 27’ 42”
Image of HR5998 star
DSS2 image of HR5998. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5998 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR5998


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5998 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5998. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR5998 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5998 is distant 383.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

117.65 pc
383.53 ly
-5 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR5998


Visibility of HR5998 from your location

Today's HR5998 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.5°
Max altitude: 14.1°
Azimuth: 245.5°