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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23


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:

HR8601 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 1°.

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 emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8601 are provided in the following table:

22h 36m 35s
-31° 39’ 50”
Piscis Austrinus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8601 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8601 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8601.

Visibility of HR8601 from your location

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

Today's HR8601 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 121.7°
Max altitude: 6.9°
Azimuth: 238.3°
HR8601 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of HR8601 star
DSS2 image of HR8601. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8601 during the next 10000 years (-7.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.33 arcmin in declination);

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.

95.69 pc
311.96 ly
13 km/s
-0.042 arcsec/year
-0.044 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8601. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

91.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8601