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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR8108

HR8108 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Microscopium.

HR8108 visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8108 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 HR8108:

5.96
Hypergiant
HR8108 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8108

HR8108 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8108 are provided in the following table:

21h 13m 18s
-36° 25’ 26”
7.22°
-43.34°
Microscopium

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8108 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8108 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8108.

Visibility of HR8108 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR8108 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 126.4°
Max altitude: 2.1°
Azimuth: 233.6°
HR8108 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8108

The image below is a photograph of HR8108 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 HR8108 is 0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8108 star
DSS2 image of HR8108. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8108 during the next 10000 years (4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8108 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8108 is distant 337.13 light years from the Sun

103.41 pc
337.13 ly
0.029 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8108

HR8108 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.89
K0III
4791K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8108 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8108. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8108

SAO212800
SAO212800