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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR8038 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Equuleus.

HR8038 visual magnitude is 5.99. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8038 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 HR8038:

HR8038 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8038

HR8038 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 HR8038 are provided in the following table:

21h 00m 03s
+07° 30’ 59”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8038 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8038 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8038.

Visibility of HR8038 from your location

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

Today's HR8038 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 82.5°
Max altitude: 46.0°
Azimuth: 277.5°
HR8038 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8038

The image below is a photograph of HR8038 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 HR8038 is 0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8038 star
DSS2 image of HR8038. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8038 during the next 10000 years (4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8038 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8038 is distant 235.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

72.20 pc
235.38 ly
-20 km/s
0.029 arcsec/year
0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8038

HR8038 belongs to spectral class F1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8038 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8038. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8038 star system properties

HR8038 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8038 double sysyem:

0.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8038