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Altitude: -5.0°   Azimuth: 188.9°   Direction: South

HR8241 is a giant star in the constellation of Grus.

HR8241 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8241 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 HR8241 is -0.041 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8241 star
DSS2 image of HR8241. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8241 during the next 10000 years (-6.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8241


HR8241 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -5.0°
Azimuth: 188.9°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8241

HR8241 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 HR8241 are provided in the following table:

21h 34m 17s
-42° 55’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8241 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8241 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8241.

Visibility of HR8241 from your location

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

HR8241 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR8241 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8241 is distant 322.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

99.01 pc
322.77 ly
9 km/s
-0.041 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8241

HR8241 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8241 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8241. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8241