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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -30.7°   Azimuth: 134.7°   Direction: South-East

HR8749 is a giant star in the constellation of Grus.

HR8749 visual magnitude is 5.68. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8749 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8749 is 0.078 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8749 star
DSS2 image of HR8749. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8749 during the next 10000 years (13.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8749


HR8749 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -30.7°
Azimuth: 134.7°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8749

HR8749 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 HR8749 are provided in the following table:

23h 01m 07s
-50° 57’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8749 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8749 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8749.

Visibility of HR8749 from your location

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

HR8749 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR8749 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8749 is distant 480.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

147.49 pc
480.83 ly
8 km/s
0.078 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8749

HR8749 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8749 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8749. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8749