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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: 21.2°   Azimuth: 213.6°   Direction: South-South-West

HR8212 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Capricornus.

HR8212 visual magnitude is 6.61. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8212 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 HR8212 is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.048 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8212 star
DSS2 image of HR8212. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8212 during the next 10000 years (1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8212


HR8212 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 21.2°
Azimuth: 213.6°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8212

HR8212 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 HR8212 are provided in the following table:

21h 28m 13s
-11° 34’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8212 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8212 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8212.

Visibility of HR8212 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 HR8212 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: 101.6°
Max altitude: 27.0°
Azimuth: 258.4°

Distance of HR8212 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8212 is distant 114.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

35.20 pc
114.75 ly
23 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
-0.048 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8212

HR8212 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8212 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8212. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8212