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HR8953 is a giant star in the constellation of Pegasus.

HR8953 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8953 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 HR8953:

HR8953 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 28°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8953

HR8953 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 HR8953 are provided in the following table:

23h 35m 55s
+24° 33’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8953 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8953 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8953.

Visibility of HR8953 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 HR8953 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: 65.4°
Max altitude: 63.1°
Azimuth: 294.6°
HR8953 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8953

The image below is a photograph of HR8953 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 HR8953 is 0.004 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 HR8953 star
DSS2 image of HR8953. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8953 during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 15.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8953 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8953 is distant 1,253.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

384.62 pc
1,253.85 ly
-12 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8953

HR8953 belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8953 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8953. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8953