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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:57  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
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Altitude: 31.9°   Azimuth: 261.1°   Direction: West

HR8044 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Delphinus.

HR8044 visual magnitude is 5.65. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8044 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 HR8044:


HR8044 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 31.9°
Azimuth: 261.1°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8044

HR8044 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 HR8044 are provided in the following table:

21h 00m 27s
+19° 19’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8044 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8044 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8044.

Visibility of HR8044 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 HR8044 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: 70.7°
Max altitude: 57.8°
Azimuth: 289.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8044

The image below is a photograph of HR8044 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 HR8044 is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.063 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8044 star
DSS2 image of HR8044. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8044 during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8044 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8044 is distant 595.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

182.82 pc
595.98 ly
-15 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/year
-0.063 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8044

HR8044 belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8044 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8044. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8044 star system properties

HR8044 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8044 double sysyem:

46.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8044