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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -65.1°   Azimuth: 144.7°   Direction: South-East

HR8855 is a giant star in the constellation of Indus.

HR8855 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8855 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 HR8855:


HR8855 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -65.1°
Azimuth: 144.7°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8855

HR8855 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 HR8855 are provided in the following table:

23h 18m 20s
-67° 28’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8855 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8855 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8855.

Visibility of HR8855 from your location

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

HR8855 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8855

The image below is a photograph of HR8855 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 HR8855 is 0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8855 star
DSS2 image of HR8855. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8855 during the next 10000 years (3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8855 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8855 is distant 628.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

192.68 pc
628.13 ly
18 km/s
0.021 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8855

HR8855 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8855 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8855. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8855