HR8898 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Grus.
HR8898 visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8898 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 HR8898:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8898
HR8898 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8898 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8898 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8898 from your location
HR8898 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8898
The image below is a photograph of HR8898 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 HR8898 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8898 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8898 is distant 551.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8898
HR8898 belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8898 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.