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HR1053 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hydrus.

HR1053 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1053 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 HR1053:

HR1053 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1053

HR1053 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 HR1053 are provided in the following table:

03h 24m 02s
-69° 37’ 28”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1053 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1053 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1053.

Visibility of HR1053 from your location

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

HR1053 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1053

The image below is a photograph of HR1053 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 HR1053 is 0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1053 star
DSS2 image of HR1053. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1053 during the next 10000 years (4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1053 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1053 is distant 594.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

182.48 pc
594.89 ly
20 km/s
0.029 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1053

HR1053 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1053 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1053. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1053