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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:54  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:43 south
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Altitude: -66.5°   Azimuth: 294.8°   Direction: West-North-West

HR8200 is a giant star in the constellation of Microscopium.

HR8200 visual magnitude is 5.63. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8200 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 HR8200:


HR8200 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -66.5°
Azimuth: 294.8°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8200

HR8200 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 HR8200 are provided in the following table:

21h 26m 22s
-37° 49’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8200 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8200 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8200.

Visibility of HR8200 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 HR8200 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: 127.8°
Max altitude: 0.7°
Azimuth: 232.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8200

The image below is a photograph of HR8200 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 HR8200 is 0.163 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8200 star
DSS2 image of HR8200. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8200 during the next 1000 years (2.72 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.20 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8200 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8200 is distant 275.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 76 kilometers per second.

84.60 pc
275.80 ly
-76 km/s
0.163 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8200

HR8200 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8200 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8200. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8200