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Altitude: -61.7°   Azimuth: 77.1°   Direction: East-North-East

HR8299 is a giant star in the constellation of Grus.

HR8299 visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8299 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 HR8299 is 0.081 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.168 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8299 star
DSS2 image of HR8299. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8299 during the next 1000 years (1.35 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.80 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8299


HR8299 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -61.7°
Azimuth: 77.1°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8299

HR8299 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 HR8299 are provided in the following table:

21h 44m 29s
-38° 33’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8299 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8299 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8299.

Visibility of HR8299 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR8299 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR8299 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8299 is distant 781.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 58 kilometers per second.

239.81 pc
781.77 ly
-58 km/s
0.081 arcsec/year
-0.168 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8299

HR8299 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8299 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8299. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8299