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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:07 south
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Altitude: -35.3°   Azimuth: 19.6°   Direction: North-North-East

HR8056 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8056 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8056 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 HR8056:


HR8056 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -35.3°
Azimuth: 19.6°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8056

HR8056 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 HR8056 are provided in the following table:

21h 03m 02s
+01° 31’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8056 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8056 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8056.

Visibility of HR8056 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 HR8056 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: 88.5°
Max altitude: 40.1°
Azimuth: 271.5°
HR8056 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8056

The image below is a photograph of HR8056 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 HR8056 is -0.116 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.053 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8056 star
DSS2 image of HR8056. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8056 during the next 1000 years (-1.93 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.88 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8056 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8056 is distant 214.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

65.92 pc
214.90 ly
7 km/s
-0.116 arcsec/year
-0.053 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8056

HR8056 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8056 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8056. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8056 star system properties

HR8056 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8056 double sysyem:

1.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8056