Your Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
Donate now! You'll help cover server costs, enhance the site and keep it ad-free.
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:58  
SunsetSet: 21:12 south
sunny DaytimeWhat's Visible Now
All Constellations » Aquarius » 


Altitude: -32.8°   Azimuth: 311.8°   Direction: North-West

HR8360 is a giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8360 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8360 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 HR8360:


HR8360 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -32.8°
Azimuth: 311.8°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8360

HR8360 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 HR8360 are provided in the following table:

21h 54m 10s
-04° 16’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8360 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8360 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8360.

Visibility of HR8360 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 HR8360 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: 94.3°
Max altitude: 34.2°
Azimuth: 265.7°
HR8360 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8360

The image below is a photograph of HR8360 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 HR8360 is 0.057 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.093 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8360 star
DSS2 image of HR8360. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8360 during the next 1000 years (0.95 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.55 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8360 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8360 is distant 290.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

89.13 pc
290.55 ly
-37 km/s
0.057 arcsec/year
-0.093 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8360

HR8360 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8360 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8360. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8360