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HR2554 is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR2554 visual magnitude is 4.4. Because of its moderate brightness, HR2554 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR2554:

Bright giant
HR2554 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2554

HR2554 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2554 are provided in the following table:

06h 49m 51s
-53° 37’ 19”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2554 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2554 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2554.

Visibility of HR2554 from your location

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

HR2554 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2554

The image below is a photograph of HR2554 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 HR2554 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2554 star
DSS2 image of HR2554. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2554 during the next 10000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2554 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2554 is distant 552.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

169.49 pc
552.54 ly
26 km/s
0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2554

HR2554 belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2554 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2554. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2554