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Altitude: 15.3°   Azimuth: 44.0°   Direction: North-East

HR8485 is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Lacerta.

HR8485 visual magnitude is 4.49. Because of its moderate brightness, HR8485 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR8485:


HR8485 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 15.3°
Azimuth: 44.0°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8485

HR8485 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8485 are provided in the following table:

22h 13m 52s
+39° 42’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8485 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8485 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8485.

Visibility of HR8485 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR8485 is circumpolar and transits at 05:20 UTC (altitude: 78.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8485

The image below is a photograph of HR8485 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 HR8485 is 0.038 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8485 star
DSS2 image of HR8485. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8485 during the next 10000 years (6.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8485 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8485 is distant 563.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

172.71 pc
563.04 ly
-11 km/s
0.038 arcsec/year
0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8485

HR8485 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 HR8485 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8485. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8485 star system properties

HR8485 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8485 double sysyem:

28.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8485