Your Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
This site is free and ad-free thanks to the support of our users. If you can, please consider a donation.
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:59 south
sunny DaytimeWhat's Visible Now
All Constellations » Piscis Austrinus » 


Altitude: -24.9°   Azimuth: 112.6°   Direction: East-South-East

HR8437 is a giant star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.

HR8437 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8437 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 HR8437:


HR8437 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -24.9°
Azimuth: 112.6°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8437

HR8437 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 HR8437 are provided in the following table:

22h 08m 42s
-33° 07’ 32”
Piscis Austrinus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8437 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8437 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8437.

Visibility of HR8437 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 HR8437 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: 123.1°
Max altitude: 5.4°
Azimuth: 236.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8437

The image below is a photograph of HR8437 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 HR8437 is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8437 star
DSS2 image of HR8437. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8437 during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8437 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8437 is distant 256.69 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

78.74 pc
256.69 ly
-4 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
0.029 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8437

HR8437 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8437 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8437. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8437