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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 23:19 | Tran: 2:37 | Set: 5:51
Altitude: -27.6°   Azimuth: 100.7°   Direction: East

HR8050 is a double hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Microscopium.

HR8050 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its faintness, HR8050 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.

HR8050 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

Image of HR8050 star
DSS2 image of HR8050. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8050 during the next 10000 years (5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.33 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

21h 04m 37s
-27° 38’ 01”
17h 16m 59s

J2000 Coordinates

21h 03m 10s
-27° 43’ 54”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR8050 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8050.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8050 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8050. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR8050 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 HR8050 double sysyem:

0.1 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR8050 is distant 1,263.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

387.60 pc
1,263.57 ly
-30 km/s
0.035 arcsec/y
-0.044 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR8050 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 117.7°
Max altitude: 10.8°
Azimuth: 242.3°