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HR8908

HR8908 is a giant star in the constellation of Tucana.

HR8908 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8908 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 HR8908:

6.45
Giant
HR8908 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8908

HR8908 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 HR8908 are provided in the following table:

23h 27m 07s
-66° 34’ 51”
315.38°
-48.46°
Tucana

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8908 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8908 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8908.

Visibility of HR8908 from your location

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

HR8908 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8908

The image below is a photograph of HR8908 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 HR8908 is -0.042 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8908 star
DSS2 image of HR8908. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8908 during the next 10000 years (-7.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8908 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8908 is distant 885.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

271.74 pc
885.87 ly
12 km/s
-0.042 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8908

HR8908 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.72
K4III
3839K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8908 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8908. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8908

SAO255486
SAO255486