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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:08  
clear_day Transit: 12:59  
SunsetSet: 19:51
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Altitude: 6.5°   Azimuth: 210.7°   Direction: South-South-West

HR8148 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Capricornus.

HR8148 visual magnitude is 6.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8148 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8148 is -0.539 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.357 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8148 star
DSS2 image of HR8148. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8148 during the next 1000 years (-8.98 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.95 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8148


HR8148 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 6.5°
Azimuth: 210.7°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8148

HR8148 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 HR8148 are provided in the following table:

21h 19m 45s
-26° 21’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8148 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8148 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8148.

Visibility of HR8148 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 HR8148 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: 116.4°
Max altitude: 12.2°
Azimuth: 243.6°

Distance of HR8148 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8148 is distant 61.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

18.73 pc
61.05 ly
-30 km/s
-0.539 arcsec/year
-0.357 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8148

HR8148 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8148 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8148. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8148 star system properties

HR8148 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8148 double sysyem:

2.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8148

Gl 825.4A