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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR8149 is a giant star in the constellation of Equuleus.

HR8149 visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8149 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 HR8149:

HR8149 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8149

HR8149 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 HR8149 are provided in the following table:

21h 18m 51s
+11° 12’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8149 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8149 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8149.

Visibility of HR8149 from your location

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

Today's HR8149 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.8°
Max altitude: 49.7°
Azimuth: 281.2°
HR8149 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8149

The image below is a photograph of HR8149 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 HR8149 is 0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8149 star
DSS2 image of HR8149. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8149 during the next 10000 years (4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8149 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8149 is distant 1,253.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

384.62 pc
1,253.85 ly
-37 km/s
0.026 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8149

HR8149 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8149 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8149. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8149