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Altitude: 75.9°   Azimuth: 218.1°   Direction: South-West

HR8588 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Lacerta.

HR8588 visual magnitude is 5.88. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8588 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 HR8588:


HR8588 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 75.9°
Azimuth: 218.1°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8588

HR8588 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 HR8588 are provided in the following table:

22h 32m 26s
+39° 46’ 46”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8588 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8588 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8588.

Visibility of HR8588 from your location

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

HR8588 is circumpolar and transits at 22:14 UTC (altitude: 78.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8588

The image below is a photograph of HR8588 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 HR8588 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8588 star
DSS2 image of HR8588. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8588 during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8588 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8588 is distant 628.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

192.68 pc
628.13 ly
5 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8588

HR8588 belongs to spectral class A6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8588 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8588. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8588 star system properties

HR8588 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 HR8588 double sysyem:

43.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8588