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Altitude: -34.4°   Azimuth: 224.7°   Direction: South-West

HR8895 is a double giant star in the constellation of Grus.

HR8895 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8895 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 HR8895 is 0.059 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8895 star
DSS2 image of HR8895. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8895 during the next 10000 years (9.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8895


HR8895 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -34.4°
Azimuth: 224.7°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8895

HR8895 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 HR8895 are provided in the following table:

23h 23m 54s
-53° 48’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8895 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8895 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8895.

Visibility of HR8895 from your location

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

HR8895 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR8895 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8895 is distant 480.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

147.28 pc
480.12 ly
7 km/s
0.059 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8895

HR8895 belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8895 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8895. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8895 star system properties

HR8895 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8895 double sysyem:

26.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8895