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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 7:01  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:24
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Altitude: 21.0°   Azimuth: 146.1°   Direction: South-East

HR8856 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8856 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8856 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8856 is 0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8856 star
DSS2 image of HR8856. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8856 during the next 10000 years (6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8856


HR8856 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 21.0°
Azimuth: 146.1°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8856

HR8856 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8856 are provided in the following table:

23h 17m 39s
-11° 42’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8856 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8856 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8856.

Visibility of HR8856 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 HR8856 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: 101.7°
Max altitude: 26.8°
Azimuth: 258.3°

Distance of HR8856 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8856 is distant 389.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

119.47 pc
389.49 ly
3 km/s
0.039 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8856

HR8856 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8856 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8856. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8856