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HR9023 is a giant star in the constellation of Tucana.

HR9023 visual magnitude is 6.59. Because of its reltive faintness, HR9023 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 HR9023:

HR9023 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR9023

HR9023 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR9023 are provided in the following table:

23h 49m 44s
-62° 50’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR9023 in the sky:

Finder chart HR9023 star
Simplified finder chart for HR9023.

Visibility of HR9023 from your location

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

HR9023 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR9023

The image below is a photograph of HR9023 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 HR9023 is 0.031 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR9023 star
DSS2 image of HR9023. The red arrow shows the motion of HR9023 during the next 10000 years (5.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR9023 from the Sun and relative movement

HR9023 is distant 635.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

194.93 pc
635.48 ly
11 km/s
0.031 arcsec/year
-0.035 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR9023

HR9023 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR9023 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR9023. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR9023