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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: 17.2°   Azimuth: 197.5°   Direction: South-South-West

HR8293 is a double star in the constellation of Capricornus.

HR8293 visual magnitude is 6.22. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8293 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 HR8293 is 0.077 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8293 star
DSS2 image of HR8293. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8293 during the next 10000 years (12.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8293


HR8293 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 17.2°
Azimuth: 197.5°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8293

HR8293 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 HR8293 are provided in the following table:

21h 43m 13s
-19° 37’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8293 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8293 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8293.

Visibility of HR8293 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 HR8293 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: 109.6°
Max altitude: 18.9°
Azimuth: 250.4°

Distance of HR8293 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8293 is distant 359.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

110.38 pc
359.82 ly
-25 km/s
0.077 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8293

HR8293 belongs to spectral class A3


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8293 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8293. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8293 star system properties

HR8293 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8293 double sysyem:

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Alternative designations of HR8293