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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:49  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:50 south
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Altitude: 2.9°   Azimuth: 177.1°   Direction: South

HR8732 is a giant star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.

HR8732 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8732 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 HR8732:


HR8732 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 2.9°
Azimuth: 177.1°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8732

HR8732 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 HR8732 are provided in the following table:

22h 58m 35s
-35° 31’ 23”
Piscis Austrinus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8732 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8732 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8732.

Visibility of HR8732 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 HR8732 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: 125.5°
Max altitude: 3.0°
Azimuth: 234.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8732

The image below is a photograph of HR8732 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 HR8732 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.111 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8732 star
DSS2 image of HR8732. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8732 during the next 1000 years (-0.02 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.85 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8732 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8732 is distant 253.50 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

77.76 pc
253.50 ly
21 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.111 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8732

HR8732 belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8732 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8732. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8732