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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:29
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Altitude: -4.8°   Azimuth: 148.3°   Direction: South-South-East

HR8713 is a giant star in the constellation of Grus.

HR8713 visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8713 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 HR8713 is 0.046 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8713 star
DSS2 image of HR8713. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8713 during the next 10000 years (7.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8713


HR8713 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -4.8°
Azimuth: 148.3°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8713

HR8713 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 HR8713 are provided in the following table:

22h 55m 14s
-36° 23’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8713 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8713 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8713.

Visibility of HR8713 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 HR8713 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: 126.4°
Max altitude: 2.1°
Azimuth: 233.6°

Distance of HR8713 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8713 is distant 722.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

221.73 pc
722.84 ly
-26 km/s
0.046 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8713

HR8713 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8713 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8713. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8713