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HR8924

HR8924 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8924 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8924 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 HR8924:

6.25
Giant
HR8924 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8924

HR8924 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 HR8924 are provided in the following table:

23h 29m 32s
-04° 31’ 58”
78.48°
-60.13°
Aquarius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8924 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8924 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8924.

Visibility of HR8924 from your location

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

Today's HR8924 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 94.5°
Max altitude: 34.0°
Azimuth: 265.5°
HR8924 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8924

The image below is a photograph of HR8924 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 HR8924 is 0.183 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.232 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8924 star
DSS2 image of HR8924. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8924 during the next 1000 years (3.05 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.87 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8924 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8924 is distant 159.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

48.92 pc
159.49 ly
-25 km/s
0.183 arcsec/year
-0.232 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8924

HR8924 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

2.80
K3III
4537K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8924 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8924. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8924

SAO146736
SAO146736