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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 2:22 | Tran: 5:56 | Set: 9:30
Altitude: -32.2°   Azimuth: 269.1°   Direction: West

HR8743 is a giant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.

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

Finder chart HR8743 star
Simplified finder chart for 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
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);

Key facts about HR8743



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8743 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

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

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

Alternative designations of HR8743


Visibility of HR8743 from your location

Today's HR8743 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 115.2°
Max altitude: 13.4°
Azimuth: 244.8°