HR8870 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Andromeda.
HR8870 visual magnitude is 6.5. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8870 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 HR8870:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8870
HR8870 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8870 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8870 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8870 from your location
HR8870 is circumpolar and transits at 04:46 UTC (altitude: 83.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8870
The image below is a photograph of HR8870 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 HR8870 is 0.058 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8870 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8870 is distant 409.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8870
HR8870 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8870 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.