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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -16.5°   Azimuth: 205.4°   Direction: South-South-West

HR8828 is a double giant star in the constellation of Grus.

HR8828 visual magnitude is 6.8. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8828 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8828 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8828 star
DSS2 image of HR8828. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8828 during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8828


HR8828 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -16.5°
Azimuth: 205.4°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8828

HR8828 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 HR8828 are provided in the following table:

23h 13m 14s
-49° 37’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8828 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8828 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8828.

Visibility of HR8828 from your location

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

HR8828 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR8828 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8828 is distant 649.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

199.20 pc
649.40 ly
-26 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8828

HR8828 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8828 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8828. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8828 star system properties

HR8828 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8828 double sysyem:

0.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8828