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HR9044

Altitude: -31.6°   Azimuth: 265.2°   Direction: West

HR9044 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR9044 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR9044 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 HR9044:

6.35
Main-sequence

HR9044 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -31.6°
Azimuth: 265.2°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR9044

HR9044 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 HR9044 are provided in the following table:

23h 54m 21s
-27° 02’ 31”
30.05°
-77.3°
Sculptor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR9044 in the sky:

Finder chart HR9044 star
Simplified finder chart for HR9044.

Visibility of HR9044 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 HR9044 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: 117.0°
Max altitude: 11.5°
Azimuth: 243.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR9044

The image below is a photograph of HR9044 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 HR9044 is 0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR9044 star
DSS2 image of HR9044. The red arrow shows the motion of HR9044 during the next 10000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR9044 from the Sun and relative movement

HR9044 is distant 301.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

92.42 pc
301.29 ly
17 km/s
0.02 arcsec/year
0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR9044

HR9044 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

1.52
A2V
8163K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR9044 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR9044. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR9044 star system properties

HR9044 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 HR9044 double sysyem:

6.35
7.05
0.7
6.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR9044

SAO192231
SAO192231