HR8271 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Indus.
HR8271 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8271 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 HR8271:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8271
HR8271 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 HR8271 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8271 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8271 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8271
The image below is a photograph of HR8271 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 HR8271 is 0.01 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.
Distance of HR8271 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8271 is distant 693.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8271
HR8271 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8271 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.