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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:58  
SunsetSet: 21:12 south
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Altitude: -31.7°   Azimuth: 281.0°   Direction: West

HR8869 is a giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8869 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8869 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 HR8869:


HR8869 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -31.7°
Azimuth: 281.0°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8869

HR8869 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 HR8869 are provided in the following table:

23h 19m 24s
-18° 04’ 31”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8869 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8869 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8869.

Visibility of HR8869 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 HR8869 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: 108.1°
Max altitude: 20.4°
Azimuth: 251.9°
HR8869 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8869

The image below is a photograph of HR8869 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 HR8869 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8869 star
DSS2 image of HR8869. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8869 during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 15.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8869 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8869 is distant 1,116.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

342.47 pc
1,116.44 ly
5 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8869

HR8869 belongs to spectral class K3


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8869 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8869. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8869