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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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Altitude: -31.5°   Azimuth: 311.4°   Direction: North-West

HR8363 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8363 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8363 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 HR8363 is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8363 star
DSS2 image of HR8363. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8363 during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8363


HR8363 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -31.5°
Azimuth: 311.4°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8363

HR8363 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 HR8363 are provided in the following table:

21h 54m 35s
-03° 18’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8363 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8363 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8363.

Visibility of HR8363 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 HR8363 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: 93.3°
Max altitude: 35.2°
Azimuth: 266.7°

Distance of HR8363 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8363 is distant 227.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

69.69 pc
227.18 ly
-16 km/s
0.018 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8363

HR8363 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8363 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8363. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8363 star system properties

HR8363 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8363 double sysyem:

17.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8363