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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 15.5°   Azimuth: 28.7°   Direction: North-North-East

HR9053 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR9053 visual magnitude is 6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR9053 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 HR9053:


HR9053 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 15.5°
Azimuth: 28.7°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR9053

HR9053 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 HR9053 are provided in the following table:

23h 55m 33s
+47° 21’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR9053 in the sky:

Finder chart HR9053 star
Simplified finder chart for HR9053.

Visibility of HR9053 from your location

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

HR9053 is circumpolar and transits at 18:34 UTC (altitude: 85.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR9053

The image below is a photograph of HR9053 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 HR9053 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR9053 star
DSS2 image of HR9053. The red arrow shows the motion of HR9053 during the next 100000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR9053 from the Sun and relative movement

HR9053 is distant 1,613.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

495.05 pc
1,613.86 ly
-17 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR9053

HR9053 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR9053 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR9053. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR9053