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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:08  
clear_day Transit: 12:59  
SunsetSet: 19:51
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Altitude: 10.3°   Azimuth: 227.3°   Direction: South-West

HR8018 is a star in the constellation of Capricornus.

HR8018 visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8018 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 HR8018 is 0.053 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8018 star
DSS2 image of HR8018. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8018 during the next 10000 years (8.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8018


HR8018 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 10.3°
Azimuth: 227.3°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8018

HR8018 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8018 are provided in the following table:

20h 57m 40s
-16° 01’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8018 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8018 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8018.

Visibility of HR8018 from your location

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

Today's HR8018 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 106.0°
Max altitude: 22.5°
Azimuth: 254.0°

Distance of HR8018 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8018 is distant 185.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

56.88 pc
185.44 ly
-1 km/s
0.053 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8018

HR8018 belongs to spectral class A2


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8018 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8018. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8018