HR8740 is a variable star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.
HR8740 visual magnitude is 5.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8740 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 HR8740:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8740
HR8740 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 HR8740 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8740 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8740 from your location
Today's HR8740 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8740
The image below is a photograph of HR8740 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 HR8740 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8740 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8740 is distant 366.29 light years from the Sun
Spectral properties of HR8740
HR8740 belongs to spectral class A5
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8740 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.