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HR8846 is a double giant star in the constellation of Grus.

HR8846 visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8846 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 HR8846:

HR8846 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8846

HR8846 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 HR8846 are provided in the following table:

23h 16m 39s
-44° 29’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8846 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8846 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8846.

Visibility of HR8846 from your location

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

HR8846 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8846

The image below is a photograph of HR8846 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 HR8846 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8846 star
DSS2 image of HR8846. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8846 during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8846 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8846 is distant 287.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

88.34 pc
287.99 ly
25 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8846

HR8846 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8846 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8846. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8846 star system properties

HR8846 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 HR8846 double sysyem:

22.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8846