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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 23:56 | Tran: 6:17 | Set: 12:34
Altitude: -5.2°   Azimuth: 282.8°   Direction: West-North-West

HR8730 is a giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Pisces.

HR8730 visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its faintness, HR8730 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 HR8730

Finder chart HR8730 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8730.

HR8730 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 HR8730 are provided in the following table:

22h 57m 32s
+03° 48’ 37”
Image of HR8730 star
DSS2 image of HR8730. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8730 during the next 10000 years (11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8730


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8730 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8730. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR8730 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8730 is distant 460.45 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

141.24 pc
460.45 ly
11 km/s
0.07 arcsec/year
0.029 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR8730


Visibility of HR8730 from your location

Today's HR8730 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 86.2°
Max altitude: 42.3°
Azimuth: 273.8°