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:
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 emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8846 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8846 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8846 from your location
HR8846 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
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.
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.
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.
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: