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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: -17.0°   Azimuth: 131.2°   Direction: South-East

HR8379 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Grus.

HR8379 visual magnitude is 5.5. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8379 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 HR8379 is 0.042 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8379 star
DSS2 image of HR8379. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8379 during the next 10000 years (7.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8379


HR8379 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -17.0°
Azimuth: 131.2°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8379

HR8379 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 HR8379 are provided in the following table:

21h 59m 17s
-38° 23’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8379 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8379 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8379.

Visibility of HR8379 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 HR8379 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: 128.4°
Max altitude: 0.1°
Azimuth: 231.6°

Distance of HR8379 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8379 is distant 393.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

120.63 pc
393.24 ly
-10 km/s
0.042 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8379

HR8379 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8379 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8379. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8379