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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -14.3°   Azimuth: 175.6°   Direction: South

HR8611 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Grus.

HR8611 visual magnitude is 6.65. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8611 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8611 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8611 star
DSS2 image of HR8611. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8611 during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8611


HR8611 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -14.3°
Azimuth: 175.6°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8611

HR8611 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 HR8611 are provided in the following table:

22h 39m 08s
-52° 41’ 31”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8611 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8611 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8611.

Visibility of HR8611 from your location

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

HR8611 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR8611 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8611 is distant 427.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

131.23 pc
427.82 ly
11 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8611

HR8611 belongs to spectral class F1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8611 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8611. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8611 star system properties

HR8611 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8611 double sysyem:

33.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8611