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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: 1.8°   Azimuth: 137.3°   Direction: South-East

HR8746 is a giant star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.

HR8746 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8746 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 HR8746:


HR8746 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.8°
Azimuth: 137.3°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8746

HR8746 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 HR8746 are provided in the following table:

23h 00m 24s
-25° 37’ 36”
Piscis Austrinus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8746 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8746 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8746.

Visibility of HR8746 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 HR8746 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: 115.6°
Max altitude: 12.9°
Azimuth: 244.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8746

The image below is a photograph of HR8746 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 HR8746 is 0.086 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.034 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8746 star
DSS2 image of HR8746. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8746 during the next 10000 years (14.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8746 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8746 is distant 428.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

131.41 pc
428.38 ly
-25 km/s
0.086 arcsec/year
-0.034 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8746

HR8746 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8746 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8746. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8746