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Altitude: -62.1°   Azimuth: 283.4°   Direction: West-North-West

HR554 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR554 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR554 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR554 is 0.131 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR554 star
DSS2 image of HR554. The red arrow shows the motion of HR554 during the next 1000 years (2.18 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.45 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR554

Bright giant

HR554 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -62.1°
Azimuth: 283.4°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR554

HR554 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 HR554 are provided in the following table:

01h 53m 23s
-38° 35’ 40”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR554 in the sky:

Finder chart HR554 star
Simplified finder chart for HR554.

Visibility of HR554 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR554 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR554 from the Sun and relative movement

HR554 is distant 378.19 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

116.01 pc
378.19 ly
22 km/s
0.131 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR554

HR554 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR554 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR554. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR554