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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: 48.8°   Azimuth: 86.2°   Direction: East

HR8950 is a double giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR8950 visual magnitude is 6.18. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8950 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 HR8950:


HR8950 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 48.8°
Azimuth: 86.2°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8950

HR8950 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8950 are provided in the following table:

23h 34m 46s
+38° 01’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8950 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8950 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8950.

Visibility of HR8950 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 HR8950 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: 52.0°
Max altitude: 76.5°
Azimuth: 308.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8950

The image below is a photograph of HR8950 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 HR8950 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8950 star
DSS2 image of HR8950. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8950 during the next 100000 years (13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 15.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8950 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8950 is distant 677.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

207.90 pc
677.75 ly
-12 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8950

HR8950 belongs to spectral class K7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8950 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8950. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8950 star system properties

HR8950 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8950 double sysyem:

20.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8950