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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: 23.7°   Azimuth: 122.8°   Direction: East-South-East

HR8897 is a double star in the constellation of Pisces.

HR8897 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8897 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 HR8897:


HR8897 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 23.7°
Azimuth: 122.8°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8897

HR8897 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8897 are provided in the following table:

23h 23m 31s
+00° 17’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8897 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8897 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8897.

Visibility of HR8897 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 HR8897 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: 89.7°
Max altitude: 38.8°
Azimuth: 270.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8897

The image below is a photograph of HR8897 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 HR8897 is 0.068 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 HR8897 star
DSS2 image of HR8897. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8897 during the next 10000 years (11.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8897 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8897 is distant 1,436.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

440.53 pc
1,436.12 ly
9 km/s
0.068 arcsec/year
0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8897

HR8897 belongs to spectral class K2


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8897 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8897. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8897 star system properties

HR8897 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8897 double sysyem:

41.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8897