HR8896 is a giant star in the constellation of Grus.
HR8896 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8896 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 HR8896:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8896
HR8896 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 HR8896 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8896 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8896 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8896 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8896
The image below is a photograph of HR8896 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 HR8896 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8896 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8896 is distant 1,116.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8896
HR8896 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8896 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.