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HR8873

HR8873 is a giant star in the constellation of Pegasus.

HR8873 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8873 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 HR8873:

6.32
Giant
HR8873 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 53°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8873

HR8873 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 HR8873 are provided in the following table:

23h 19m 27s
+34° 47’ 35”
102.31°
-24.37°
Pegasus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8873 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8873 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8873.

Visibility of HR8873 from your location

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

Today's HR8873 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 55.2°
Max altitude: 73.3°
Azimuth: 304.8°
HR8873 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8873

The image below is a photograph of HR8873 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 HR8873 is 0.016 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 HR8873 star
DSS2 image of HR8873. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8873 during the next 10000 years (2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8873 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8873 is distant 696.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

213.68 pc
696.58 ly
-1 km/s
0.016 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8873

HR8873 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.33
B8III
11247K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8873 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8873. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8873

SAO73171
SAO73171