HR8046 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Microscopium.
HR8046 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8046 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 HR8046:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8046 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8046 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8046 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8046
The image below is a photograph of HR8046 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 HR8046 is 0.163 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.158 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of HR8046
HR8046 belongs to spectral class K0 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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.