HR8956 is a double giant star in the constellation of Sculptor.
HR8956 visual magnitude is 6.52. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8956 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 HR8956:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8956
HR8956 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8956 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8956 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8956 from your location
Today's HR8956 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8956
The image below is a photograph of HR8956 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 HR8956 is 0.048 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8956 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8956 is distant 727.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8956
HR8956 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8956 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8956 star system properties
HR8956 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 HR8956 double sysyem: