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HR8794

HR8794 is a giant star in the constellation of Indus.

HR8794 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8794 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 HR8794:

6.15
Giant
HR8794 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8794

HR8794 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8794 are provided in the following table:

23h 08m 35s
-73° 35’ 11”
312.37°
-41.6°
Indus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8794 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8794 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8794.

Visibility of HR8794 from your location

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

HR8794 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8794

The image below is a photograph of HR8794 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 HR8794 is 0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8794 star
DSS2 image of HR8794. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8794 during the next 10000 years (3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8794 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8794 is distant 607.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

186.22 pc
607.08 ly
5 km/s
0.021 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8794

HR8794 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.20
K3III
3918K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8794 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8794. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8794

SAO258106
SAO258106