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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -29.3°   Azimuth: 141.0°   Direction: South-East

HR8501 is a double main-sequence star of spectral class G3 in the constellation of Grus.

HR8501 visual magnitude is 5.37. Because of its faintness, HR8501 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8501

Finder chart HR8501 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8501.

HR8501 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8501 are provided in the following table:

22h 18m 15s
-53° 37’ 40”
Image of HR8501 star
DSS2 image of HR8501. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8501 during the next 1000 years (7.15 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.12 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8501


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8501 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8501. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8501 star system properties

HR8501 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 HR8501 double sysyem:

3 arcsec

Distance of HR8501 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8501 is distant 44.37 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

13.61 pc
44.37 ly
-14 km/s
0.429 arcsec/year
-0.667 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR8501

Gl 853 A

Visibility of HR8501 from your location

HR8501 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK