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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: -13.0°   Azimuth: 243.4°   Direction: West-South-West

HR9058 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR9058 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, HR9058 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 HR9058:


HR9058 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -13.0°
Azimuth: 243.4°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR9058

HR9058 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 HR9058 are provided in the following table:

23h 57m 08s
-26° 37’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR9058 in the sky:

Finder chart HR9058 star
Simplified finder chart for HR9058.

Visibility of HR9058 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 HR9058 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: 116.6°
Max altitude: 11.9°
Azimuth: 243.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR9058

The image below is a photograph of HR9058 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 HR9058 is 0.071 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR9058 star
DSS2 image of HR9058. The red arrow shows the motion of HR9058 during the next 10000 years (11.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR9058 from the Sun and relative movement

HR9058 is distant 1,225.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

375.94 pc
1,225.56 ly
-12 km/s
0.071 arcsec/year
0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR9058

HR9058 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR9058 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR9058. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR9058