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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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Altitude: 3.7°   Azimuth: 67.3°   Direction: East-North-East

HR8703 is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Pegasus.

HR8703 visual magnitude is 5.64. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8703 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8703 is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8703 star
DSS2 image of HR8703. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8703 during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8703

Bright giant

HR8703 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 3.7°
Azimuth: 67.3°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8703

HR8703 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 HR8703 are provided in the following table:

22h 53m 02s
+16° 50’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8703 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8703 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8703.

Visibility of HR8703 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 HR8703 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: 73.2°
Max altitude: 55.4°
Azimuth: 286.8°

Distance of HR8703 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8703 is distant 315.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

96.81 pc
315.59 ly
-12 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8703

HR8703 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8703 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8703. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8703