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HR5999

HR5999 is a variable and multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR5999 visual magnitude is 7.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5999 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 HR5999:

7.05
Sub-giant
HR5999 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5999

HR5999 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5999 are provided in the following table:

16h 08m 34s
-39° 06’ 19”
339.52°
9.38°
Scorpius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5999 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5999 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5999.

Visibility of HR5999 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR5999 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5999

The image below is a photograph of HR5999 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 HR5999 is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5999 star
DSS2 image of HR5999. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5999 during the next 10000 years (-3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5999 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5999 is distant 677.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

207.90 pc
677.75 ly
8 km/s
-0.019 arcsec/year
-0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5999

HR5999 belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.

0.46
A7IV
7101K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5999 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5999. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR5999 star system properties

HR5999 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR5999 double sysyem:

7.05
7.45
0.4
44.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR5999

SAO207367
SAO207367