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HR8809

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:

6.47
Hypergiant
HR8809 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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 emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8809 are provided in the following table:

23h 10m 11s
-66° 51’ 27”
317.29°
-47.35°
Indus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8809 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8809 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8809.

Visibility of HR8809 from your location

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

HR8809 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

Image of HR8809 star
DSS2 image of HR8809. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8809 during the next 1000 years (3.35 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.63 arcmin in declination);

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.

62.27 pc
202.99 ly
-6 km/s
0.201 arcsec/year
0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8809

HR8809 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

2.50
K0III
4866K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8809 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8809. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8809

SAO255420
SAO255420