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Altitude: 26.5°   Azimuth: 30.4°   Direction: North-North-East

HR8607 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Lacerta.

HR8607 visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8607 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8607 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8607 star
DSS2 image of HR8607. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8607 during the next 10000 years (-0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8607


HR8607 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 26.5°
Azimuth: 30.4°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8607

HR8607 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 HR8607 are provided in the following table:

22h 35m 51s
+56° 04’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8607 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8607 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8607.

Visibility of HR8607 from your location

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

HR8607 is circumpolar and transits at 11:41 UTC (altitude: 85.4°)

Distance of HR8607 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8607 is distant 351.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

107.76 pc
351.29 ly
-2 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8607

HR8607 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8607 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8607. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8607