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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: -17.4°   Azimuth: 235.3°   Direction: South-West

HR54 is a giant star in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR54 visual magnitude is 6.17. Because of its reltive faintness, HR54 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 HR54:


HR54 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -17.4°
Azimuth: 235.3°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR54

HR54 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 HR54 are provided in the following table:

00h 14m 58s
-34° 54’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR54 in the sky:

Finder chart HR54 star
Simplified finder chart for HR54.

Visibility of HR54 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 HR54 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: 124.9°
Max altitude: 3.6°
Azimuth: 235.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR54

The image below is a photograph of HR54 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 HR54 is 0.073 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR54 star
DSS2 image of HR54. The red arrow shows the motion of HR54 during the next 10000 years (12.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR54 from the Sun and relative movement

HR54 is distant 739.23 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 52 kilometers per second.

226.76 pc
739.23 ly
-52 km/s
0.073 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR54

HR54 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR54 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR54. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR54