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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -41.82°   Az: 130.86°   Direction: South-East

HR8271 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Indus.

HR8271 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its faintness, HR8271 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

HR8271 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

Image of HR8271 star
DSS2 image of HR8271. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8271 during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.83 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


21h 42m 16s
-55° 37’ 30”
17h 46m 16s
15h 28m 33s


21h 40m 33s
-55° 44’ 14”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR8271 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8271.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8271 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8271. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

212.77 pc
693.62 ly
27 km/s
0.01 arcsec/y
0.023 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

HR8271 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK