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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: 8.6°   Azimuth: 146.0°   Direction: South-East

HR8497 is a star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8497 visual magnitude is 6.17. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8497 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 HR8497:


HR8497 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 8.6°
Azimuth: 146.0°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8497

HR8497 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 HR8497 are provided in the following table:

22h 16m 59s
-23° 08’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8497 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8497 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8497.

Visibility of HR8497 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 HR8497 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: 113.1°
Max altitude: 15.4°
Azimuth: 246.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8497

The image below is a photograph of HR8497 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 HR8497 is 0.084 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.055 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8497 star
DSS2 image of HR8497. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8497 during the next 10000 years (14.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8497 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8497 is distant 519.11 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

159.24 pc
519.11 ly
-2 km/s
0.084 arcsec/year
-0.055 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8497

HR8497 belongs to spectral class G5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8497 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8497. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8497