HR8303 is a giant star in the constellation of Indus.
HR8303 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8303 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 HR8303:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8303
HR8303 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 HR8303 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8303 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8303 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8303
The image below is a photograph of HR8303 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 HR8303 is 0.094 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.053 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8303 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8303 is distant 416.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 51 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8303
HR8303 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8303 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.