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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:57 south
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Altitude: -51.5°   Azimuth: 3.4°   Direction: North

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:


HR8958 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -51.5°
Azimuth: 3.4°
Direction: North

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:

23h 37m 39s
-13° 03’ 37”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8958 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8958 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8958.

Visibility of HR8958 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 HR8958 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: 103.1°
Max altitude: 25.5°
Azimuth: 256.9°

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.

Image of HR8958 star
DSS2 image of HR8958. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8958 during the next 10000 years (6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.00 arcmin in declination);

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.

86.96 pc
283.48 ly
-13 km/s
0.037 arcsec/year
0.024 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8958. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

31.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8958