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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:52  ☀️ Transit: 12:04  🌅 Sunset: 18:18


HR8962 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR8962 visual magnitude is 5.8. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8962 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 HR8962:

HR8962 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 6°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8962

HR8962 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 HR8962 are provided in the following table:

23h 37m 32s
+44° 25’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8962 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8962 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8962.

Visibility of HR8962 from your location

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

HR8962 is circumpolar and transits at 11:26 UTC (altitude: 82.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8962

The image below is a photograph of HR8962 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 HR8962 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8962 star
DSS2 image of HR8962. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8962 during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8962 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8962 is distant 823.23 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

252.53 pc
823.23 ly
-11 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8962

HR8962 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8962 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8962. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8962 star system properties

HR8962 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8962 double sysyem:

0.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8962