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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:03  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:09


HR8909 is a giant star in the constellation of Tucana.

HR8909 visual magnitude is 5.63. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8909 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 HR8909:

HR8909 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8909

HR8909 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 HR8909 are provided in the following table:

23h 27m 15s
-58° 28’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8909 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8909 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8909.

Visibility of HR8909 from your location

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

HR8909 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8909

The image below is a photograph of HR8909 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 HR8909 is 0.051 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.062 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8909 star
DSS2 image of HR8909. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8909 during the next 10000 years (8.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 10.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8909 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8909 is distant 298.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

91.49 pc
298.26 ly
-11 km/s
0.051 arcsec/year
0.062 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8909

HR8909 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8909 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8909. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8909