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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:34  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:31


HR8738 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Pisces.

HR8738 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8738 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 HR8738:

HR8738 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 44°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8738

HR8738 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 HR8738 are provided in the following table:

22h 58m 42s
+07° 20’ 22”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8738 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8738 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8738.

Visibility of HR8738 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR8738 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 82.7°
Max altitude: 45.9°
Azimuth: 277.3°
HR8738 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8738

The image below is a photograph of HR8738 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 HR8738 is -0.04 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.08 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8738 star
DSS2 image of HR8738. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8738 during the next 10000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8738 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8738 is distant 313.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

96.06 pc
313.16 ly
-1 km/s
-0.04 arcsec/year
-0.08 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8738

HR8738 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8738 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8738. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8738