Your Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
This site is free and ad-free thanks to the support of our users. If you can, please consider a donation.
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:55 south
wb_twilight Astronomical TwilightWhat's Visible Now
All Constellations » Pegasus » 


Altitude: 28.9°   Azimuth: 277.4°   Direction: West

HR8888 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Pegasus.

HR8888 visual magnitude is 6.62. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8888 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 HR8888:


HR8888 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 28.9°
Azimuth: 277.4°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8888

HR8888 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 HR8888 are provided in the following table:

23h 21m 58s
+26° 36’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8888 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8888 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8888.

Visibility of HR8888 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 HR8888 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: 63.4°
Max altitude: 65.1°
Azimuth: 296.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8888

The image below is a photograph of HR8888 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 HR8888 is -0.098 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.074 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8888 star
DSS2 image of HR8888. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8888 during the next 1000 years (-1.63 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.23 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8888 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8888 is distant 212.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

65.10 pc
212.24 ly
10 km/s
-0.098 arcsec/year
-0.074 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8888

HR8888 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8888 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8888. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8888