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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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HR8378

Altitude: 13.0°   Azimuth: 207.6°   Direction: South-South-West

HR8378 is a giant star in the constellation of Capricornus.

HR8378 visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8378 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 HR8378 is 0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8378 star
DSS2 image of HR8378. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8378 during the next 10000 years (3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8378

6.12
Giant

HR8378 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 13.0°
Azimuth: 207.6°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8378

HR8378 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 HR8378 are provided in the following table:

21h 58m 43s
-21° 10’ 58”
31.9°
-50.35°
Capricornus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8378 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8378 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8378.

Visibility of HR8378 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 HR8378 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: 111.2°
Max altitude: 17.3°
Azimuth: 248.8°

Distance of HR8378 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8378 is distant 2,834.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

869.57 pc
2,834.78 ly
3 km/s
0.023 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8378

HR8378 belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-3.58
M4III
3581K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8378 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8378. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8378

SAO190786
SAO190786