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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -57.5°   Azimuth: 276.3°   Direction: West

HR8046 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Microscopium.

HR8046 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its faintness, HR8046 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8046

Finder chart HR8046 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8046.

HR8046 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8046 are provided in the following table:

21h 02m 27s
-38° 31’ 50”
Image of HR8046 star
DSS2 image of HR8046. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8046 during the next 1000 years (2.72 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.63 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8046


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8046 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8046. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR8046 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8046 is distant 214.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 39 kilometers per second.

65.75 pc
214.33 ly
39 km/s
0.163 arcsec/year
-0.158 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR8046


Visibility of HR8046 from your location

HR8046 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom