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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -23.0°   Azimuth: 336.1°   Direction: North-North-West

HR8608 is a star in the constellation of Pegasus.

HR8608 visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8608 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 HR8608:


HR8608 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -23.0°
Azimuth: 336.1°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8608

HR8608 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8608 are provided in the following table:

22h 37m 04s
+12° 34’ 37”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8608 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8608 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8608.

Visibility of HR8608 from your location

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

Today's HR8608 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.4°
Max altitude: 51.1°
Azimuth: 282.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8608

The image below is a photograph of HR8608 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 HR8608 is -0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8608 star
DSS2 image of HR8608. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8608 during the next 10000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8608 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8608 is distant 835.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

256.41 pc
835.90 ly
-19 km/s
-0.03 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8608

HR8608 belongs to spectral class K5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8608 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8608. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8608