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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 17:34 | Tran: 4:58 | Set: 16:17
Alt: 55.48°   Az: 265.64°   Direction: West

HR8950 is a double giant star of spectral class K7 in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR8950 visual magnitude is 6.18. Because of its faintness, HR8950 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

HR8950 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

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);

Celestial Coordinates


23h 35m 59s
+38° 09’ 34”
03h 03m 44s
02h 39m 44s


23h 34m 46s
+38° 01’ 26”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR8950 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8950.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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/y
0.009 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR8950 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 51.8°
Max altitude: 76.7°
Azimuth: 308.2°