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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:49  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 63.6°   Azimuth: 124.8°   Direction: South-East

HR8955 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR8955 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8955 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 HR8955:


HR8955 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 63.6°
Azimuth: 124.8°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8955

HR8955 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 HR8955 are provided in the following table:

23h 36m 30s
+32° 54’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8955 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8955 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8955.

Visibility of HR8955 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 HR8955 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: 57.1°
Max altitude: 71.4°
Azimuth: 302.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8955

The image below is a photograph of HR8955 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 HR8955 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8955 star
DSS2 image of HR8955. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8955 during the next 100000 years (-13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8955 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8955 is distant 250.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

76.98 pc
250.96 ly
-1 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8955

HR8955 belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8955 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8955. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8955