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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:47  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:52 south
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Altitude: 35.8°   Azimuth: 111.0°   Direction: East-South-East

HR8461 is a giant star in the constellation of Pegasus.

HR8461 visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8461 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 HR8461:


HR8461 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 35.8°
Azimuth: 111.0°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8461

HR8461 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 HR8461 are provided in the following table:

22h 11m 51s
+16° 02’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8461 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8461 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8461.

Visibility of HR8461 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 HR8461 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: 74.0°
Max altitude: 54.6°
Azimuth: 286.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8461

The image below is a photograph of HR8461 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 HR8461 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8461 star
DSS2 image of HR8461. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8461 during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8461 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8461 is distant 182.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

55.93 pc
182.33 ly
11 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8461

HR8461 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8461 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8461. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8461