HR8809 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Indus.
HR8809 visual magnitude is 6.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8809 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 HR8809:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8809
HR8809 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 HR8809 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8809 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8809 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8809
The image below is a photograph of HR8809 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 HR8809 is 0.201 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8809 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8809 is distant 202.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8809
HR8809 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8809 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.