HR8440 is a giant star in the constellation of Grus.
HR8440 visual magnitude is 6.43. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8440 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 HR8440:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8440
HR8440 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 HR8440 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8440 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8440 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8440 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8440
The image below is a photograph of HR8440 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 HR8440 is 0.077 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.047 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8440 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8440 is distant 686.32 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8440
HR8440 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8440 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.