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Altitude: 32.3°   Azimuth: 5.9°   Direction: North

HR8598 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8598 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8598 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 HR8598:


HR8598 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 32.3°
Azimuth: 5.9°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8598

HR8598 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 HR8598 are provided in the following table:

22h 33m 16s
+70° 22’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8598 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8598 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8598.

Visibility of HR8598 from your location

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

HR8598 is circumpolar and transits at 17:55 UTC (altitude: 71.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8598

The image below is a photograph of HR8598 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 HR8598 is 0.051 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8598 star
DSS2 image of HR8598. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8598 during the next 10000 years (8.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8598 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8598 is distant 400.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

122.70 pc
400.00 ly
-19 km/s
0.051 arcsec/year
0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8598

HR8598 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8598 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8598. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8598 star system properties

HR8598 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 HR8598 double sysyem:

9.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8598