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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:50  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -5.4°   Azimuth: 39.2°   Direction: North-East

HR156 is a giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR156 visual magnitude is 6.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR156 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 HR156:


HR156 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -5.4°
Azimuth: 39.2°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR156

HR156 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 HR156 are provided in the following table:

00h 37m 07s
+24° 00’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR156 in the sky:

Finder chart HR156 star
Simplified finder chart for HR156.

Visibility of HR156 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 HR156 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: 66.0°
Max altitude: 62.5°
Azimuth: 294.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR156

The image below is a photograph of HR156 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 HR156 is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.044 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR156 star
DSS2 image of HR156. The red arrow shows the motion of HR156 during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR156 from the Sun and relative movement

HR156 is distant 334.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

102.56 pc
334.36 ly
-1 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.044 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR156

HR156 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR156 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR156. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR156