HR3554 is a double giant star in the constellation of Hydra.
HR3554 visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3554 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 HR3554:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3554
HR3554 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 HR3554 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3554 in the sky:
Visibility of HR3554 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR3554 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR3554
The image below is a photograph of HR3554 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 HR3554 is 0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR3554 from the Sun and relative movement
HR3554 is distant 425.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR3554
HR3554 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 HR3554 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR3554 star system properties
HR3554 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR3554 double sysyem: