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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:43  
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SunsetSet: 15:52 south
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Altitude: 6.2°   Azimuth: 179.6°   Direction: South

HR8076 is a giant star in the constellation of Microscopium.

HR8076 visual magnitude is 5.18. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8076 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 HR8076:


HR8076 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 6.2°
Azimuth: 179.6°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8076

HR8076 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 HR8076 are provided in the following table:

21h 06m 24s
-32° 20’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8076 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8076 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8076.

Visibility of HR8076 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 HR8076 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: 122.3°
Max altitude: 6.2°
Azimuth: 237.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8076

The image below is a photograph of HR8076 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 HR8076 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8076 star
DSS2 image of HR8076. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8076 during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8076 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8076 is distant 353.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

108.46 pc
353.58 ly
3 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8076

HR8076 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8076 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8076. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8076