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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -10.1°   Azimuth: 153.1°   Direction: South-South-East

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 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.

Image of HR8896 star
DSS2 image of HR8896. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8896 during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8896


HR8896 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -10.1°
Azimuth: 153.1°
Direction: South-South-East

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:

23h 23m 45s
-43° 07’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8896 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8896 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8896.

Visibility of HR8896 from your location

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

HR8896 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

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.

342.47 pc
1,116.44 ly
1 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
0.01 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8896. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8896