HR556 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.
HR556 visual magnitude is 5.89. Because of its reltive faintness, HR556 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 HR556:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR556
HR556 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 HR556 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR556 in the sky:
Visibility of HR556 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR556 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR556
The image below is a photograph of HR556 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 HR556 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR556 from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of HR556
HR556 belongs to spectral class M0
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR556 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR556 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: