HR8716 is a variable and double hypergiant star in the constellation of Aquarius.
HR8716 visual magnitude is 5.72. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8716 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 HR8716:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8716
HR8716 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 HR8716 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8716 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8716 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8716
The image below is a photograph of HR8716 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 HR8716 is 0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8716 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8716 is distant 292.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8716
HR8716 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8716 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8716 star system properties
HR8716 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8716 double sysyem: