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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:11 south
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Altitude: 32.5°   Azimuth: 116.0°   Direction: East-South-East

HR8653 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Pegasus.

HR8653 visual magnitude is 6.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8653 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 HR8653:


HR8653 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 32.5°
Azimuth: 116.0°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8653

HR8653 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 HR8653 are provided in the following table:

22h 43m 42s
+10° 56’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8653 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8653 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8653.

Visibility of HR8653 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 HR8653 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: 79.1°
Max altitude: 49.5°
Azimuth: 280.9°
HR8653 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8653

The image below is a photograph of HR8653 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 HR8653 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.168 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8653 star
DSS2 image of HR8653. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8653 during the next 1000 years (0.25 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.80 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8653 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8653 is distant 131.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

40.23 pc
131.13 ly
-2 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
-0.168 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8653

HR8653 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8653 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8653. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8653