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HR8987

HR8987 is a giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR8987 visual magnitude is 5.28. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8987 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 HR8987:

5.28
Giant
HR8987 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8987

HR8987 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 HR8987 are provided in the following table:

23h 42m 27s
-15° 26’ 52”
65.53°
-70.18°
Aquarius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8987 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8987 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8987.

Visibility of HR8987 from your location

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

Today's HR8987 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.4°
Max altitude: 23.1°
Azimuth: 254.6°
HR8987 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8987

The image below is a photograph of HR8987 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 HR8987 is 0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8987 star
DSS2 image of HR8987. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8987 during the next 10000 years (4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8987 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8987 is distant 279.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

85.84 pc
279.83 ly
7 km/s
0.025 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8987

HR8987 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.61
K4III
4000K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8987 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8987. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8987

SAO165841
SAO165841