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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 12.4°   Azimuth: 349.6°   Direction: North

HR8606 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Lacerta.

HR8606 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8606 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 HR8606:


HR8606 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 12.4°
Azimuth: 349.6°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8606

HR8606 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8606 are provided in the following table:

22h 35m 53s
+50° 04’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8606 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8606 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8606.

Visibility of HR8606 from your location

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

HR8606 is circumpolar and transits at 05:34 UTC (altitude: 88.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8606

The image below is a photograph of HR8606 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 HR8606 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8606 star
DSS2 image of HR8606. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8606 during the next 100000 years (10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8606 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8606 is distant 1,654.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

507.61 pc
1,654.82 ly
-15 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8606

HR8606 belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8606 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8606. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8606