HR688 is a double giant star in the constellation of Horologium.
HR688 visual magnitude is 5.81. Because of its reltive faintness, HR688 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 HR688:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR688
HR688 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 HR688 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR688 in the sky:
Visibility of HR688 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR688
The image below is a photograph of HR688 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 HR688 is 0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR688 from the Sun and relative movement
HR688 is distant 564.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 49 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR688
HR688 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR688 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR688 star system properties
HR688 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 HR688 double sysyem: