HR8596 is a giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.
HR8596 visual magnitude is 5.97. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8596 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 HR8596:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8596
HR8596 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8596 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8596 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8596 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR8596 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8596
The image below is a photograph of HR8596 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 HR8596 is 0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8596 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8596 is distant 337.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8596
HR8596 belongs to spectral class K0
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8596 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.