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Altitude: -57.4°   Azimuth: 99.3°   Direction: East

HR8959 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Phoenix.

HR8959 visual magnitude is 4.74. Because of its moderate brightness, HR8959 should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8959 is 0.073 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8959 star
DSS2 image of HR8959. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8959 during the next 10000 years (12.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8959


HR8959 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -57.4°
Azimuth: 99.3°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8959

HR8959 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 HR8959 are provided in the following table:

23h 37m 50s
-45° 29’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8959 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8959 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8959.

Visibility of HR8959 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR8959 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR8959 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8959 is distant 200.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

61.50 pc
200.49 ly
10 km/s
0.073 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8959

HR8959 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8959 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8959. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8959