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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:54  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:43 south
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Altitude: 11.3°   Azimuth: 198.7°   Direction: South-South-West

HR8743 is a giant star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.

HR8743 visual magnitude is 5.65. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8743 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 HR8743:


HR8743 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 11.3°
Azimuth: 198.7°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8743

HR8743 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 HR8743 are provided in the following table:

23h 00m 05s
-25° 09’ 51”
Piscis Austrinus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8743 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8743 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8743.

Visibility of HR8743 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 HR8743 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: 115.2°
Max altitude: 13.4°
Azimuth: 244.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8743

The image below is a photograph of HR8743 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 HR8743 is 0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.075 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8743 star
DSS2 image of HR8743. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8743 during the next 10000 years (5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8743 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8743 is distant 705.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 35 kilometers per second.

216.45 pc
705.63 ly
-35 km/s
0.035 arcsec/year
-0.075 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8743

HR8743 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8743 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8743. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8743