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Altitude: -71.6°   Azimuth: 214.1°   Direction: South-West

HR8249 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Indus.

HR8249 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8249 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 HR8249:


HR8249 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -71.6°
Azimuth: 214.1°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8249

HR8249 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 HR8249 are provided in the following table:

21h 38m 02s
-64° 49’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8249 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8249 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8249.

Visibility of HR8249 from your location

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

HR8249 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8249

The image below is a photograph of HR8249 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 HR8249 is 0.032 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8249 star
DSS2 image of HR8249. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8249 during the next 10000 years (5.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8249 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8249 is distant 590.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

181.16 pc
590.58 ly
-9 km/s
0.032 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8249

HR8249 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8249 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8249. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8249