HR8463 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Lacerta.
HR8463 visual magnitude is 5.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8463 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 HR8463:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8463
HR8463 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8463 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8463 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8463 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8463 is circumpolar and transits at 05:49 UTC (altitude: 89.3°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8463
The image below is a photograph of HR8463 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 HR8463 is 0.139 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8463 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8463 is distant 178.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8463
HR8463 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8463 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8463 star system properties
HR8463 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8463 double sysyem: