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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -11.8°   Azimuth: 179.7°   Direction: South

HR8877 is a multiple star in the constellation of Grus.

HR8877 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8877 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8877 is 0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.077 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8877 star
DSS2 image of HR8877. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8877 during the next 10000 years (4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8877


HR8877 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -11.8°
Azimuth: 179.7°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8877

HR8877 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 HR8877 are provided in the following table:

23h 20m 49s
-50° 18’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8877 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8877 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8877.

Visibility of HR8877 from your location

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

HR8877 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR8877 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8877 is distant 293.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

90.17 pc
293.96 ly
-18 km/s
0.028 arcsec/year
-0.077 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8877

HR8877 belongs to spectral class F5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8877 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8877. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8877 star system properties

HR8877 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8877 double sysyem:

0.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8877