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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 69.5°   Azimuth: 19.0°   Direction: North-North-East

HR8595 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8595 visual magnitude is 6.6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8595 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 HR8595:


HR8595 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 69.5°
Azimuth: 19.0°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8595

HR8595 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8595 are provided in the following table:

22h 33m 02s
+69° 54’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8595 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8595 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8595.

Visibility of HR8595 from your location

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

HR8595 is circumpolar and transits at 21:47 UTC (altitude: 71.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8595

The image below is a photograph of HR8595 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 HR8595 is 0.116 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.068 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8595 star
DSS2 image of HR8595. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8595 during the next 1000 years (1.93 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.13 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8595 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8595 is distant 248.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

76.28 pc
248.67 ly
-2 km/s
0.116 arcsec/year
0.068 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8595

HR8595 belongs to spectral class A9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8595 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8595. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8595 star system properties

HR8595 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 HR8595 double sysyem:

0.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8595