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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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clear_day Transit: 11:47  
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Altitude: -24.0°   Azimuth: 254.4°   Direction: West-South-West

HR8813 is a giant star in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR8813 visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8813 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 HR8813:


HR8813 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -24.0°
Azimuth: 254.4°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8813

HR8813 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 HR8813 are provided in the following table:

23h 09m 44s
-28° 05’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8813 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8813 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8813.

Visibility of HR8813 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 HR8813 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: 118.1°
Max altitude: 10.4°
Azimuth: 241.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8813

The image below is a photograph of HR8813 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 HR8813 is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8813 star
DSS2 image of HR8813. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8813 during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8813 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8813 is distant 684.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

210.08 pc
684.87 ly
-14 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8813

HR8813 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8813 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8813. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8813