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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -23.3°   Azimuth: 247.5°   Direction: West-South-West

HR9050 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR9050 visual magnitude is 6.83. Because of its reltive faintness, HR9050 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 HR9050:


HR9050 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -23.3°
Azimuth: 247.5°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR9050

HR9050 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 HR9050 are provided in the following table:

23h 55m 16s
-31° 53’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR9050 in the sky:

Finder chart HR9050 star
Simplified finder chart for HR9050.

Visibility of HR9050 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 HR9050 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: 121.9°
Max altitude: 6.6°
Azimuth: 238.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR9050

The image below is a photograph of HR9050 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 HR9050 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR9050 star
DSS2 image of HR9050. The red arrow shows the motion of HR9050 during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR9050 from the Sun and relative movement

HR9050 is distant 1,015.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

311.53 pc
1,015.58 ly
1 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR9050

HR9050 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR9050 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR9050. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR9050