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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:05 south
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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:

HR8596 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

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:

22h 35m 36s
-23° 59’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8596 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8596 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8596.

Visibility of HR8596 from your location

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

Today's HR8596 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.0°
Max altitude: 14.5°
Azimuth: 246.0°
HR8596 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of HR8596 star
DSS2 image of HR8596. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8596 during the next 10000 years (6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

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.

103.52 pc
337.47 ly
-3 km/s
0.039 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8596. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8596