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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: 70.7°   Azimuth: 280.3°   Direction: West

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 skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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.

Image of HR8463 star
DSS2 image of HR8463. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8463 during the next 1000 years (2.32 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.68 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8463


HR8463 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 70.7°
Azimuth: 280.3°
Direction: West

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:

22h 11m 09s
+50° 49’ 23”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8463 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8463 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8463.

Visibility of HR8463 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR8463 is circumpolar and transits at 11:24 UTC (altitude: 89.3°)

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.

54.82 pc
178.73 ly
-8 km/s
0.139 arcsec/year
0.041 arcsec/year

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 Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8463. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

73.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8463