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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:38  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:43
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Altitude: -9.3°   Azimuth: 232.8°   Direction: South-West

HR884 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR884 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR884 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 HR884 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR884 star
DSS2 image of HR884. The red arrow shows the motion of HR884 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR884


HR884 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -9.3°
Azimuth: 232.8°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR884

HR884 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 HR884 are provided in the following table:

02h 57m 13s
-29° 51’ 19”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR884 in the sky:

Finder chart HR884 star
Simplified finder chart for HR884.

Visibility of HR884 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 HR884 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: 119.9°
Max altitude: 8.7°
Azimuth: 240.1°

Distance of HR884 from the Sun and relative movement

HR884 is distant 471.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

144.51 pc
471.10 ly
27 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR884

HR884 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR884 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR884. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR884