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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -14.3°   Azimuth: 307.5°   Direction: North-West

HR1553 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Orion.

HR1553 visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1553 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 HR1553:


HR1553 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -14.3°
Azimuth: 307.5°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1553

HR1553 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 HR1553 are provided in the following table:

04h 51m 43s
+09° 58’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1553 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1553 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1553.

Visibility of HR1553 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 HR1553 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: 80.0°
Max altitude: 48.5°
Azimuth: 280.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1553

The image below is a photograph of HR1553 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 HR1553 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1553 star
DSS2 image of HR1553. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1553 during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1553 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1553 is distant 704.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

215.98 pc
704.10 ly
11 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1553

HR1553 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1553 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1553. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1553