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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:03  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:09


HR5556 is a giant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR5556 visual magnitude is 5.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5556 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 HR5556:

HR5556 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5556

HR5556 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 HR5556 are provided in the following table:

14h 56m 17s
-52° 48’ 34”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5556 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5556 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5556.

Visibility of HR5556 from your location

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

HR5556 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5556

The image below is a photograph of HR5556 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 HR5556 is 0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5556 star
DSS2 image of HR5556. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5556 during the next 10000 years (4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5556 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5556 is distant 216.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

66.31 pc
216.18 ly
7 km/s
0.026 arcsec/year
0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5556

HR5556 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5556 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5556. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5556