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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:11 south
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Altitude: 6.3°   Azimuth: 51.9°   Direction: North-East

HR1554 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1554 visual magnitude is 5.97. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1554 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 HR1554:


HR1554 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 6.3°
Azimuth: 51.9°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1554

HR1554 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 HR1554 are provided in the following table:

04h 52m 47s
+27° 53’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1554 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1554 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1554.

Visibility of HR1554 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 HR1554 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: 62.1°
Max altitude: 66.4°
Azimuth: 297.9°
HR1554 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1554

The image below is a photograph of HR1554 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 HR1554 is 0.041 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1554 star
DSS2 image of HR1554. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1554 during the next 10000 years (6.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1554 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1554 is distant 351.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 38 kilometers per second.

107.87 pc
351.67 ly
38 km/s
0.041 arcsec/year
-0.032 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1554

HR1554 belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1554 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1554. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1554