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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:49  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 26.6°   Azimuth: 128.7°   Direction: South-East

HR9047 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Pisces.

HR9047 visual magnitude is 5.61. Because of its reltive faintness, HR9047 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 HR9047:


HR9047 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 26.6°
Azimuth: 128.7°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR9047

HR9047 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 HR9047 are provided in the following table:

23h 54m 46s
+00° 06’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR9047 in the sky:

Finder chart HR9047 star
Simplified finder chart for HR9047.

Visibility of HR9047 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 HR9047 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: 89.9°
Max altitude: 38.6°
Azimuth: 270.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR9047

The image below is a photograph of HR9047 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 HR9047 is -0.04 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR9047 star
DSS2 image of HR9047. The red arrow shows the motion of HR9047 during the next 10000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR9047 from the Sun and relative movement

HR9047 is distant 643.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

197.24 pc
643.00 ly
-2 km/s
-0.04 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR9047

HR9047 belongs to spectral class M5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR9047 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR9047. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR9047