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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -20.1°   Azimuth: 247.5°   Direction: West-South-West

HR8823 is a giant star in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR8823 visual magnitude is 6.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8823 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 HR8823:


HR8823 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -20.1°
Azimuth: 247.5°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8823

HR8823 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 HR8823 are provided in the following table:

23h 10m 46s
-29° 31’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8823 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8823 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8823.

Visibility of HR8823 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 HR8823 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: 119.5°
Max altitude: 9.0°
Azimuth: 240.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8823

The image below is a photograph of HR8823 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 HR8823 is -0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.058 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8823 star
DSS2 image of HR8823. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8823 during the next 10000 years (-5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8823 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8823 is distant 441.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

135.50 pc
441.73 ly
25 km/s
-0.034 arcsec/year
-0.058 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8823

HR8823 belongs to spectral class F1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8823 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8823. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8823