HR8601 is a double giant star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.
HR8601 visual magnitude is 5.82. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8601 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 HR8601:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8601
HR8601 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8601 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8601 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8601 from your location
Today's HR8601 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 HR8601
The image below is a photograph of HR8601 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 HR8601 is -0.042 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.044 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8601 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8601 is distant 311.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8601
HR8601 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8601 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8601 star system properties
HR8601 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8601 double sysyem: