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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
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Altitude: -41.4°   Azimuth: 262.2°   Direction: West

HR8914 is a giant star in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR8914 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8914 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 HR8914:


HR8914 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -41.4°
Azimuth: 262.2°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8914

HR8914 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 HR8914 are provided in the following table:

23h 28m 00s
-35° 32’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8914 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8914 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8914.

Visibility of HR8914 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 HR8914 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: 125.5°
Max altitude: 3.0°
Azimuth: 234.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8914

The image below is a photograph of HR8914 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 HR8914 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8914 star
DSS2 image of HR8914. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8914 during the next 100000 years (11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8914 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8914 is distant 644.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

197.63 pc
644.27 ly
13 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8914

HR8914 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8914 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8914. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8914