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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:43  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:52 south
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Altitude: -40.9°   Azimuth: 21.3°   Direction: North-North-East

HR8453 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8453 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8453 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 HR8453:


HR8453 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -40.9°
Azimuth: 21.3°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8453

HR8453 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 HR8453 are provided in the following table:

22h 10m 33s
-04° 16’ 01”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8453 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8453 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8453.

Visibility of HR8453 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 HR8453 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: 94.3°
Max altitude: 34.3°
Azimuth: 265.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8453

The image below is a photograph of HR8453 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 HR8453 is 0.076 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8453 star
DSS2 image of HR8453. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8453 during the next 10000 years (12.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8453 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8453 is distant 281.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

86.43 pc
281.76 ly
-18 km/s
0.076 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8453

HR8453 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 HR8453 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8453. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8453