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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:59 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:08
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HR8973

Above the horizon.  Rise: 18:03 | Tran: 5:11 | Set: 16:15
Alt: 5.11°   Az: 331.10°   Direction: North-North-West

HR8973 is a double sub-giant star of spectral class F2 in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR8973 visual magnitude is 6.53. Because of its faintness, HR8973 is not visible to the naked eye.

HR8973 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Image of HR8973 star
DSS2 image of HR8973. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8973 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -14.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

23h 41m 16s
+37° 47’ 18”
09h 29m 54s

J2000

23h 40m 02s
+37° 39’ 09”

Galactic Coordinates

107.64°
-23.09°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR8973 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8973.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.53
Sub-giant

1.78
F2IV
7158K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8973 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8973. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR8973 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8973 double sysyem:

6.53
10.93
4.4
14.9 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR8973 is distant 291.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

89.29 pc
291.07 ly
-16 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/y
-0.084 "/y

Alternative Designations

SAO73422
SAO73422

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR8973 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 52.2°
Max altitude: 76.3°
Azimuth: 307.8°