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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:43  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:52 south
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Altitude: 68.6°   Azimuth: 305.3°   Direction: North-West

HR5552 is a giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR5552 visual magnitude is 5.46. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5552 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 HR5552:


HR5552 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 68.6°
Azimuth: 305.3°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5552

HR5552 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 HR5552 are provided in the following table:

14h 51m 26s
+59° 17’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5552 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5552 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5552.

Visibility of HR5552 from your location

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

HR5552 is circumpolar and transits at 10:07 UTC (altitude: 82.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5552

The image below is a photograph of HR5552 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 HR5552 is -0.122 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.139 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5552 star
DSS2 image of HR5552. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5552 during the next 1000 years (-2.03 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.32 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5552 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5552 is distant 441.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

135.50 pc
441.73 ly
11 km/s
-0.122 arcsec/year
0.139 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5552

HR5552 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5552 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5552. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5552