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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 3.7°   Azimuth: 18.5°   Direction: North-North-East

HR8553 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Lacerta.

HR8553 visual magnitude is 6.14. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8553 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8553 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8553 star
DSS2 image of HR8553. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8553 during the next 10000 years (0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8553


HR8553 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 3.7°
Azimuth: 18.5°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8553

HR8553 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 HR8553 are provided in the following table:

22h 27m 26s
+39° 48’ 34”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8553 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8553 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8553.

Visibility of HR8553 from your location

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

HR8553 is circumpolar and transits at 11:52 UTC (altitude: 78.3°)

Distance of HR8553 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8553 is distant 1,364.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

418.41 pc
1,364.02 ly
-17 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8553

HR8553 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8553 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8553. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8553