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HR5546

HR5546 is a giant star in the constellation of Circinus.

HR5546 visual magnitude is 5.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5546 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 HR5546:

5.2
Giant
HR5546 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5546

HR5546 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5546 are provided in the following table:

14h 55m 34s
-60° 06’ 51”
317.82°
-0.88°
Circinus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5546 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5546 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5546.

Visibility of HR5546 from your location

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

HR5546 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5546

The image below is a photograph of HR5546 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 HR5546 is -0.125 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.115 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5546 star
DSS2 image of HR5546. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5546 during the next 1000 years (-2.08 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.92 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5546 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5546 is distant 172.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

52.99 pc
172.76 ly
-14 km/s
-0.125 arcsec/year
-0.115 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5546

HR5546 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

1.58
K2III
4389K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5546 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5546. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5546

SAO242111
SAO242111