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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 7:03  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:22
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Altitude: -64.9°   Azimuth: 343.5°   Direction: North-North-West

HR8563 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.

HR8563 visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8563 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8563 is 0.123 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8563 star
DSS2 image of HR8563. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8563 during the next 1000 years (2.05 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.20 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8563


HR8563 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -64.9°
Azimuth: 343.5°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8563

HR8563 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 HR8563 are provided in the following table:

22h 29m 45s
-27° 06’ 25”
Piscis Austrinus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8563 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8563 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8563.

Visibility of HR8563 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 HR8563 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: 117.1°
Max altitude: 11.4°
Azimuth: 242.9°

Distance of HR8563 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8563 is distant 137.21 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

42.09 pc
137.21 ly
3 km/s
0.123 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8563

HR8563 belongs to spectral class F1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8563 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8563. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8563