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Altitude: -28.4°   Azimuth: 228.5°   Direction: South-West

HR8323 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Grus.

HR8323 visual magnitude is 5.58. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8323 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 HR8323:


HR8323 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -28.4°
Azimuth: 228.5°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8323

HR8323 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 HR8323 are provided in the following table:

21h 48m 15s
-47° 18’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8323 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8323 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8323.

Visibility of HR8323 from your location

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

HR8323 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8323

The image below is a photograph of HR8323 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 HR8323 is 0.167 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.298 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8323 star
DSS2 image of HR8323. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8323 during the next 1000 years (2.78 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.97 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8323 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8323 is distant 50.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

15.64 pc
50.98 ly
-7 km/s
0.167 arcsec/year
-0.298 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8323

HR8323 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8323 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8323. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8323 star system properties

HR8323 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8323 double sysyem:

55 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8323