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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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HR2556

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 18.9°   Azimuth: 38.1°   Direction: North-East

HR2556 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Auriga.

HR2556 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its faintness, HR2556 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2556

Finder chart HR2556 star
Simplified finder chart for 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:

06h 55m 15s
+45° 49’ 35”
170.67°
19.72°
Auriga
Image of HR2556 star
DSS2 image of HR2556. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2556 during the next 10000 years (-6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2556

6.34
Hypergiant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.99
K0III
4892K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2556 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2556. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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.

117.37 pc
382.63 ly
31 km/s
-0.037 arcsec/year
-0.067 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR2556

SAO41426
SAO41426

Visibility of HR2556 from your location

HR2556 is circumpolar and transits at 13:10 UTC (altitude: 84.3°)