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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: -9.9°   Azimuth: 259.1°   Direction: West

HR8024 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8024 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8024 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 HR8024:


HR8024 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -9.9°
Azimuth: 259.1°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8024

HR8024 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 HR8024 are provided in the following table:

20h 58m 41s
-14° 28’ 58”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8024 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8024 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8024.

Visibility of HR8024 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 HR8024 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: 104.5°
Max altitude: 24.0°
Azimuth: 255.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8024

The image below is a photograph of HR8024 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 HR8024 is -0.042 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8024 star
DSS2 image of HR8024. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8024 during the next 10000 years (-7.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8024 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8024 is distant 275.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

84.53 pc
275.57 ly
10 km/s
-0.042 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8024

HR8024 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8024 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8024. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8024