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

HR8501 visual magnitude is 5.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8501 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 HR8501:

HR8501 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8501

HR8501 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8501 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8501 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8501.

Visibility of HR8501 from your location

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

HR8501 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8501

The image below is a photograph of HR8501 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 HR8501 is 0.429 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.667 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR8501

HR8501 belongs to spectral class G3 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

Alternative designations of HR8501

Gl 853 A