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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:43  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:52 south
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Altitude: 24.7°   Azimuth: 154.6°   Direction: South-South-East

HR8118 is a star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8118 visual magnitude is 6.77. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8118 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 HR8118:


HR8118 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 24.7°
Azimuth: 154.6°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8118

HR8118 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 HR8118 are provided in the following table:

21h 14m 16s
-10° 36’ 19”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8118 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8118 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8118.

Visibility of HR8118 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 HR8118 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: 100.6°
Max altitude: 27.9°
Azimuth: 259.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8118

The image below is a photograph of HR8118 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 HR8118 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8118 star
DSS2 image of HR8118. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8118 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8118 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8118 is distant 602.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

184.84 pc
602.59 ly
-4 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8118

HR8118 belongs to spectral class B9 HR8118 is also a HgMn chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8118 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8118. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8118