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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8501 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8501 from your location
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.
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.
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.
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: