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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 20.2°   Azimuth: 36.4°   Direction: North-East

HR653 is a giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR653 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its reltive faintness, HR653 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 HR653:


HR653 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 20.2°
Azimuth: 36.4°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR653

HR653 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 HR653 are provided in the following table:

02h 15m 57s
+47° 48’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR653 in the sky:

Finder chart HR653 star
Simplified finder chart for HR653.

Visibility of HR653 from your location

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

HR653 is circumpolar and transits at 21:18 UTC (altitude: 86.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR653

The image below is a photograph of HR653 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 HR653 is 0.062 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.071 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR653 star
DSS2 image of HR653. The red arrow shows the motion of HR653 during the next 10000 years (10.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR653 from the Sun and relative movement

HR653 is distant 462.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

141.84 pc
462.41 ly
16 km/s
0.062 arcsec/year
-0.071 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR653

HR653 belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR653 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR653. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR653