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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: -15.3°   Azimuth: 65.9°   Direction: East-North-East

HR8068 is a star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8068 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8068 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 HR8068:


HR8068 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -15.3°
Azimuth: 65.9°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8068

HR8068 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 HR8068 are provided in the following table:

21h 04m 45s
+02° 16’ 10”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8068 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8068 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8068.

Visibility of HR8068 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 HR8068 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: 87.7°
Max altitude: 40.8°
Azimuth: 272.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8068

The image below is a photograph of HR8068 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 HR8068 is 0.098 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.065 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8068 star
DSS2 image of HR8068. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8068 during the next 1000 years (1.63 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.08 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8068 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8068 is distant 387.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

118.91 pc
387.63 ly
-12 km/s
0.098 arcsec/year
-0.065 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8068

HR8068 belongs to spectral class G5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8068 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8068. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8068