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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: -45.5°   Azimuth: 7.9°   Direction: North

HR8530 is a giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8530 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8530 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 HR8530:


HR8530 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -45.5°
Azimuth: 7.9°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8530

HR8530 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 HR8530 are provided in the following table:

22h 23m 32s
-07° 11’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8530 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8530 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8530.

Visibility of HR8530 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 HR8530 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: 97.2°
Max altitude: 31.3°
Azimuth: 262.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8530

The image below is a photograph of HR8530 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 HR8530 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8530 star
DSS2 image of HR8530. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8530 during the next 100000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8530 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8530 is distant 459.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

140.85 pc
459.15 ly
-14 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8530

HR8530 belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8530 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8530. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8530