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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:08  
clear_day Transit: 12:59  
SunsetSet: 19:51
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Altitude: 22.5°   Azimuth: 212.9°   Direction: South-South-West

HR8273 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Capricornus.

HR8273 visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8273 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 HR8273 is 0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.05 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8273 star
DSS2 image of HR8273. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8273 during the next 10000 years (3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8273


HR8273 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 22.5°
Azimuth: 212.9°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8273

HR8273 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 HR8273 are provided in the following table:

21h 39m 28s
-10° 34’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8273 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8273 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8273.

Visibility of HR8273 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 HR8273 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: 100.6°
Max altitude: 27.9°
Azimuth: 259.4°

Distance of HR8273 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8273 is distant 318.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

97.85 pc
318.98 ly
-9 km/s
0.019 arcsec/year
-0.05 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8273

HR8273 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8273 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8273. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8273