HR2556 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Auriga.
HR2556 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2556 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 HR2556:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2556
HR2556 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 HR2556 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2556 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2556 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR2556 is circumpolar and transits at 18:35 UTC (altitude: 84.3°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2556
The image below is a photograph of HR2556 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 HR2556 is -0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.067 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2556 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2556 is distant 382.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2556
HR2556 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2556 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.