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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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HR8346

Altitude: 15.3°   Azimuth: 209.0°   Direction: South-South-West

HR8346 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Capricornus.

HR8346 visual magnitude is 6.16. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8346 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 HR8346 is 0.148 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.079 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8346 star
DSS2 image of HR8346. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8346 during the next 1000 years (2.47 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.32 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8346

6.16
Hypergiant

HR8346 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 15.3°
Azimuth: 209.0°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8346

HR8346 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 HR8346 are provided in the following table:

21h 51m 41s
-18° 37’ 23”
34.79°
-47.96°
Capricornus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8346 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8346 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8346.

Visibility of HR8346 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 HR8346 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: 108.6°
Max altitude: 19.9°
Azimuth: 251.4°

Distance of HR8346 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8346 is distant 209.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.

64.35 pc
209.78 ly
-42 km/s
0.148 arcsec/year
-0.079 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8346

HR8346 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

2.12
F0III
7101K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8346 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8346. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8346

SAO164697
SAO164697