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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:38  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:54 south
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Altitude: 47.5°   Azimuth: 166.0°   Direction: South-South-East

HR8970 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Pegasus.

HR8970 visual magnitude is 5.97. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8970 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 HR8970:


HR8970 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 47.5°
Azimuth: 166.0°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8970

HR8970 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 HR8970 are provided in the following table:

23h 39m 55s
+09° 40’ 37”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8970 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8970 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8970.

Visibility of HR8970 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 HR8970 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: 80.3°
Max altitude: 48.2°
Azimuth: 279.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8970

The image below is a photograph of HR8970 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 HR8970 is 0.099 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8970 star
DSS2 image of HR8970. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8970 during the next 1000 years (1.65 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.18 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8970 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8970 is distant 189.98 light years from the Sun

58.28 pc
189.98 ly
0.099 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8970

HR8970 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8970 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8970. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8970