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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:38  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:43
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Altitude: -38.9°   Azimuth: 359.0°   Direction: North

HR8263 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8263 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8263 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 HR8263 is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8263 star
DSS2 image of HR8263. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8263 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8263


HR8263 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -38.9°
Azimuth: 359.0°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8263

HR8263 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 HR8263 are provided in the following table:

21h 37m 33s
-00° 23’ 25”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8263 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8263 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8263.

Visibility of HR8263 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 HR8263 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: 90.4°
Max altitude: 38.1°
Azimuth: 269.6°

Distance of HR8263 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8263 is distant 398.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

122.25 pc
398.53 ly
17 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8263

HR8263 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8263 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8263. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8263 star system properties

HR8263 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8263 double sysyem:

31.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8263