HR8978 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.
HR8978 visual magnitude is 6.6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8978 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 HR8978:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8978
HR8978 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 HR8978 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8978 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8978 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR8978 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8978
The image below is a photograph of HR8978 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 HR8978 is 0.006 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.
Distance of HR8978 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8978 is distant 831.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8978
HR8978 belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8978 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.