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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:57  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:39 south
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Altitude: 9.2°   Azimuth: 199.9°   Direction: South-South-West

HR8883 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR8883 visual magnitude is 5.64. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8883 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 HR8883:


HR8883 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 9.2°
Azimuth: 199.9°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8883

HR8883 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 HR8883 are provided in the following table:

23h 21m 15s
-26° 59’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8883 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8883 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8883.

Visibility of HR8883 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 HR8883 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: 117.0°
Max altitude: 11.5°
Azimuth: 243.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8883

The image below is a photograph of HR8883 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 HR8883 is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8883 star
DSS2 image of HR8883. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8883 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8883 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8883 is distant 328.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

100.81 pc
328.63 ly
13 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8883

HR8883 belongs to spectral class G4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8883 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8883. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8883