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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -12.6°   Azimuth: 244.9°   Direction: West-South-West

HR9026 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR9026 visual magnitude is 6.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR9026 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 HR9026:


HR9026 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -12.6°
Azimuth: 244.9°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR9026

HR9026 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR9026 are provided in the following table:

23h 49m 49s
-25° 19’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR9026 in the sky:

Finder chart HR9026 star
Simplified finder chart for HR9026.

Visibility of HR9026 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 HR9026 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: 115.3°
Max altitude: 13.2°
Azimuth: 244.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR9026

The image below is a photograph of HR9026 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 HR9026 is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR9026 star
DSS2 image of HR9026. The red arrow shows the motion of HR9026 during the next 10000 years (-3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR9026 from the Sun and relative movement

HR9026 is distant 395.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

121.36 pc
395.63 ly
16 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR9026

HR9026 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 HR9026 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR9026. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR9026 star system properties

HR9026 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 HR9026 double sysyem:

13.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR9026