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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR8928 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8928 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8928 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 HR8928:

HR8928 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 24°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8928

HR8928 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 HR8928 are provided in the following table:

23h 31m 01s
-06° 17’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8928 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8928 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8928.

Visibility of HR8928 from your location

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

Today's HR8928 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 96.3°
Max altitude: 32.2°
Azimuth: 263.7°
HR8928 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8928

The image below is a photograph of HR8928 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 HR8928 is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.036 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8928 star
DSS2 image of HR8928. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8928 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8928 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8928 is distant 2,432.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

746.27 pc
2,432.84 ly
13 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
-0.036 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8928

HR8928 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8928 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8928. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8928