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Altitude: -77.4°   Azimuth: 269.2°   Direction: West

HR8152 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Indus.

HR8152 visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8152 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 HR8152:


HR8152 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -77.4°
Azimuth: 269.2°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8152

HR8152 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 HR8152 are provided in the following table:

21h 21m 16s
-49° 56’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8152 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8152 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8152.

Visibility of HR8152 from your location

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

HR8152 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8152

The image below is a photograph of HR8152 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 HR8152 is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.151 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8152 star
DSS2 image of HR8152. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8152 during the next 1000 years (-0.35 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.52 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8152 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8152 is distant 364.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

111.73 pc
364.25 ly
22 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
-0.151 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8152

HR8152 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8152 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8152. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8152