HR8951 is a giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.
HR8951 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8951 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 HR8951:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8951
HR8951 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 HR8951 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8951 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8951 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8951
The image below is a photograph of HR8951 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 HR8951 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8951 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8951 is distant 453.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8951
HR8951 belongs to spectral class G5
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8951 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.