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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23


HR1008 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1008 visual magnitude is 4.27. Because of its moderate brightness, HR1008 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR1008:

HR1008 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1008

HR1008 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1008 are provided in the following table:

03h 19m 55s
-43° 04’ 10”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1008 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1008 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1008.

Visibility of HR1008 from your location

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

HR1008 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1008

The image below is a photograph of HR1008 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 HR1008 is 3.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.725 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1008 star
DSS2 image of HR1008. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1008 during the next 100 years (5.07 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.21 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1008 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1008 is distant 19.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 87 kilometers per second.

6.06 pc
19.76 ly
87 km/s
3.043 arcsec/year
0.725 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1008

HR1008 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1008 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1008. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1008