HR8958 is a double giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.
HR8958 visual magnitude is 5.65. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8958 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 HR8958:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8958
HR8958 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 HR8958 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8958 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8958 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8958
The image below is a photograph of HR8958 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 HR8958 is 0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8958 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8958 is distant 283.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8958
HR8958 belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8958 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8958 star system properties
HR8958 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8958 double sysyem: