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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:59 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:08
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 20:31 | Tran: 7:26 | Set: 18:18
Alt: 20.52°   Az: 304.83°   Direction: North-West

HR556 is a multiple giant star of spectral class M0 in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR556 visual magnitude is 5.89. Because of its faintness, HR556 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

HR556 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Image of HR556 star
DSS2 image of HR556. The red arrow shows the motion of HR556 during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


01h 57m 22s
+37° 23’ 49”
06h 58m 22s


01h 55m 54s
+37° 16’ 40”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR556 star
Simplified finder chart for HR556.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR556 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR556. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR556 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR556 double sysyem:

190.4 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR556 is distant 990.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

303.95 pc
990.88 ly
7 km/s
0.004 arcsec/y
-0.003 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR556 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 52.6°
Max altitude: 75.9°
Azimuth: 307.4°