HR1550 is a giant star in the constellation of Auriga.
HR1550 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1550 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 HR1550:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1550
HR1550 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1550 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1550 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1550 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR1550 is circumpolar and transits at 16:45 UTC (altitude: 81.1°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1550
The image below is a photograph of HR1550 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 HR1550 is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR1550 from the Sun and relative movement
HR1550 is distant 516.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR1550
HR1550 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1550 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.