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HR8263

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 skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR8263:

6.25
Main-sequence
HR8263 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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”
54.52°
-36.38°
Aquarius

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 [change]
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 [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 90.4°
Max altitude: 38.1°
Azimuth: 269.6°
HR8263 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8263

The image below is a photograph of HR8263 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 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);

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.

0.81
A2V
9434K

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:

6.25
9.55
3.3
31.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8263

SAO145533
SAO145533