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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 17.5°   Azimuth: 334.9°   Direction: North-North-West

HR8837 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR8837 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8837 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 HR8837 is 0.038 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8837 star
DSS2 image of HR8837. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8837 during the next 10000 years (6.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8837


HR8837 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 17.5°
Azimuth: 334.9°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8837

HR8837 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8837 are provided in the following table:

23h 14m 14s
+50° 37’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8837 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8837 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8837.

Visibility of HR8837 from your location

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

HR8837 is circumpolar and transits at 12:42 UTC (altitude: 89.1°)

Distance of HR8837 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8837 is distant 410.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

125.94 pc
410.58 ly
-14 km/s
0.038 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8837

HR8837 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8837 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8837. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8837