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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8946 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8946 from your location
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.
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.
Spectral properties of HR8946
HR8946 belongs to spectral class K0
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8946 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.