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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:11 south
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Altitude: -8.6°   Azimuth: 244.0°   Direction: West-South-West

HR8756 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8756 visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8756 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 HR8756:


HR8756 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -8.6°
Azimuth: 244.0°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8756

HR8756 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8756 are provided in the following table:

23h 01m 23s
-22° 47’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8756 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8756 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8756.

Visibility of HR8756 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 HR8756 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: 112.8°
Max altitude: 15.7°
Azimuth: 247.2°
HR8756 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8756

The image below is a photograph of HR8756 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 HR8756 is 0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8756 star
DSS2 image of HR8756. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8756 during the next 10000 years (4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8756 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8756 is distant 326.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

100.30 pc
326.98 ly
-12 km/s
0.026 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8756

HR8756 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8756 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8756. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8756