HR8398 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.
HR8398 visual magnitude is 7.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8398 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 HR8398:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8398
HR8398 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 HR8398 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8398 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8398 from your location
Today's HR8398 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8398
The image below is a photograph of HR8398 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 HR8398 is 0.122 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8398 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8398 is distant 220.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8398
HR8398 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8398 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.