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Altitude: 37.7°   Azimuth: 0.3°   Direction: North

HR8599 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8599 visual magnitude is 5.68. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8599 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 HR8599:


HR8599 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 37.7°
Azimuth: 0.3°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8599

HR8599 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 HR8599 are provided in the following table:

22h 32m 16s
+76° 13’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8599 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8599 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8599.

Visibility of HR8599 from your location

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

HR8599 is circumpolar and transits at 17:15 UTC (altitude: 65.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8599

The image below is a photograph of HR8599 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 HR8599 is -0.021 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 HR8599 star
DSS2 image of HR8599. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8599 during the next 10000 years (-3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8599 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8599 is distant 735.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

225.73 pc
735.89 ly
-22 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8599

HR8599 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8599 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8599. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8599