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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:52  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 10.0°   Azimuth: 287.2°   Direction: West-North-West

HR8543 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Pegasus.

HR8543 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8543 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 HR8543:


HR8543 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 10.0°
Azimuth: 287.2°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8543

HR8543 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 HR8543 are provided in the following table:

22h 25m 40s
+18° 26’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8543 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8543 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8543.

Visibility of HR8543 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 HR8543 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: 71.6°
Max altitude: 57.0°
Azimuth: 288.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8543

The image below is a photograph of HR8543 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 HR8543 is 0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8543 star
DSS2 image of HR8543. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8543 during the next 10000 years (4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8543 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8543 is distant 567.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

174.22 pc
567.94 ly
22 km/s
0.028 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8543

HR8543 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8543 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8543. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8543