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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 0:14 | Tran: 5:51 | Set: 11:24
Altitude: -29.6°   Azimuth: 303.6°   Direction: West-North-West

HR8716 is a variable and double hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8716 visual magnitude is 5.72. Because of its faintness, HR8716 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8716

Finder chart HR8716 star
Simplified finder chart for 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:

22h 55m 10s
-04° 59’ 16”
Image of HR8716 star
DSS2 image of HR8716. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8716 during the next 10000 years (5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8716


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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8716. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

0.6 arcsec

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.

89.85 pc
292.90 ly
-9 km/s
0.034 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR8716


Visibility of HR8716 from your location

Today's HR8716 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 95.0°
Max altitude: 33.5°
Azimuth: 265.0°