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Altitude: 26.1°   Azimuth: 161.2°   Direction: South-South-East

HR8836 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8836 visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8836 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 HR8836:


HR8836 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 26.1°
Azimuth: 161.2°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8836

HR8836 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8836 are provided in the following table:

23h 14m 40s
-10° 41’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8836 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8836 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8836.

Visibility of HR8836 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 HR8836 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: 100.7°
Max altitude: 27.8°
Azimuth: 259.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8836

The image below is a photograph of HR8836 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 HR8836 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.034 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8836 star
DSS2 image of HR8836. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8836 during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8836 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8836 is distant 835.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

256.41 pc
835.90 ly
-34 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.034 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8836

HR8836 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8836 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8836. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8836 star system properties

HR8836 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8836 double sysyem:

3.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8836