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Altitude: -34.4°   Azimuth: 117.6°   Direction: East-South-East

HR8814 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Grus.

HR8814 visual magnitude is 5.81. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8814 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 HR8814:


HR8814 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -34.4°
Azimuth: 117.6°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8814

HR8814 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 HR8814 are provided in the following table:

23h 09m 57s
-42° 51’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8814 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8814 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8814.

Visibility of HR8814 from your location

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

HR8814 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8814

The image below is a photograph of HR8814 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 HR8814 is -0.325 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8814 star
DSS2 image of HR8814. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8814 during the next 1000 years (-5.42 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.12 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8814 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8814 is distant 112.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

34.64 pc
112.92 ly
12 km/s
-0.325 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8814

HR8814 belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8814 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8814. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8814 star system properties

HR8814 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8814 double sysyem:

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Alternative designations of HR8814