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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -16.3°   Azimuth: 239.0°   Direction: West-South-West

HR453 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR453 visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, HR453 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 HR453:


HR453 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -16.3°
Azimuth: 239.0°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR453

HR453 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 HR453 are provided in the following table:

01h 34m 50s
-31° 53’ 31”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR453 in the sky:

Finder chart HR453 star
Simplified finder chart for HR453.

Visibility of HR453 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 HR453 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: 121.9°
Max altitude: 6.6°
Azimuth: 238.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR453

The image below is a photograph of HR453 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 HR453 is -0.077 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.036 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR453 star
DSS2 image of HR453. The red arrow shows the motion of HR453 during the next 10000 years (-12.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR453 from the Sun and relative movement

HR453 is distant 367.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

112.74 pc
367.53 ly
-11 km/s
-0.077 arcsec/year
-0.036 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR453

HR453 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 HR453 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR453. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR453