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HR8946

HR8946 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8946 visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8946 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 HR8946:

5.96
Hypergiant
HR8946 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8946

HR8946 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 HR8946 are provided in the following table:

23h 34m 49s
-15° 14’ 44”
62.77°
-68.6°
Aquarius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8946 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8946 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8946.

Visibility of HR8946 from your location

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

Today's HR8946 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.2°
Max altitude: 23.3°
Azimuth: 254.8°
HR8946 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8946

The image below is a photograph of HR8946 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 HR8946 is 0.051 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.079 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8946 star
DSS2 image of HR8946. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8946 during the next 10000 years (8.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8946 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8946 is distant 350.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

107.64 pc
350.91 ly
-37 km/s
0.051 arcsec/year
-0.079 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8946

HR8946 belongs to spectral class K0

0.80
K0
4017K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8946 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8946. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8946

SAO165780
SAO165780