HR8612 is a variable and double hypergiant star in the constellation of Aquarius.
HR8612 visual magnitude is 6.23. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8612 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 HR8612:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8612
HR8612 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 HR8612 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8612 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8612 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR8612 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8612
The image below is a photograph of HR8612 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 HR8612 is 0.076 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8612 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8612 is distant 459.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8612
HR8612 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8612 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8612 star system properties
HR8612 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8612 double sysyem: