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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 31.0°   Azimuth: 238.7°   Direction: West-South-West

HR8983 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Pisces.

HR8983 visual magnitude is 5.89. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8983 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 HR8983:


HR8983 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 31.0°
Azimuth: 238.7°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8983

HR8983 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 HR8983 are provided in the following table:

23h 41m 56s
+07° 15’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8983 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8983 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8983.

Visibility of HR8983 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 HR8983 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: 82.7°
Max altitude: 45.8°
Azimuth: 277.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8983

The image below is a photograph of HR8983 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 HR8983 is -0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.042 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8983 star
DSS2 image of HR8983. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8983 during the next 10000 years (-4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8983 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8983 is distant 338.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

103.73 pc
338.17 ly
1 km/s
-0.024 arcsec/year
-0.042 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8983

HR8983 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8983 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8983. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8983