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Altitude: -10.2°   Azimuth: 346.8°   Direction: North-North-West

HR53 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR53 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR53 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 HR53:


HR53 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -10.2°
Azimuth: 346.8°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR53

HR53 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 HR53 are provided in the following table:

00h 15m 10s
+27° 16’ 59”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR53 in the sky:

Finder chart HR53 star
Simplified finder chart for HR53.

Visibility of HR53 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 HR53 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: 62.7°
Max altitude: 65.8°
Azimuth: 297.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR53

The image below is a photograph of HR53 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 HR53 is 0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR53 star
DSS2 image of HR53. The red arrow shows the motion of HR53 during the next 10000 years (3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR53 from the Sun and relative movement

HR53 is distant 411.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

126.26 pc
411.62 ly
-4 km/s
0.021 arcsec/year
-0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR53

HR53 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR53 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR53. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR53 star system properties

HR53 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR53 double sysyem:

29.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR53