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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:55 south
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Altitude: -20.5°   Azimuth: 294.9°   Direction: West-North-West

HR8132 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8132 visual magnitude is 6.48. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8132 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 HR8132:


HR8132 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -20.5°
Azimuth: 294.9°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8132

HR8132 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 HR8132 are provided in the following table:

21h 16m 39s
-01° 36’ 28”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8132 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8132 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8132.

Visibility of HR8132 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 HR8132 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: 91.6°
Max altitude: 36.9°
Azimuth: 268.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8132

The image below is a photograph of HR8132 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 HR8132 is 0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8132 star
DSS2 image of HR8132. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8132 during the next 10000 years (6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8132 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8132 is distant 844.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

259.07 pc
844.56 ly
-26 km/s
0.036 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8132

HR8132 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8132 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8132. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8132