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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:03  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:09


HR1558 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR1558 visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1558 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 HR1558:

HR1558 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 76°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1558

HR1558 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 HR1558 are provided in the following table:

04h 54m 51s
+44° 03’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1558 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1558 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1558.

Visibility of HR1558 from your location

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

HR1558 is circumpolar and transits at 17:02 UTC (altitude: 82.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1558

The image below is a photograph of HR1558 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 HR1558 is 0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.053 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1558 star
DSS2 image of HR1558. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1558 during the next 10000 years (4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1558 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1558 is distant 339.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

104.28 pc
339.94 ly
3 km/s
0.027 arcsec/year
-0.053 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1558

HR1558 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1558 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1558. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1558