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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:55 south
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Altitude: -69.9°   Azimuth: 28.2°   Direction: North-North-East

HR8616 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.

HR8616 visual magnitude is 5.66. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8616 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 HR8616:


HR8616 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -69.9°
Azimuth: 28.2°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8616

HR8616 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 HR8616 are provided in the following table:

22h 38m 51s
-33° 04’ 53”
Piscis Austrinus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8616 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8616 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8616.

Visibility of HR8616 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 HR8616 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: 123.1°
Max altitude: 5.4°
Azimuth: 236.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8616

The image below is a photograph of HR8616 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 HR8616 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8616 star
DSS2 image of HR8616. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8616 during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8616 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8616 is distant 434.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

133.33 pc
434.67 ly
4 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8616

HR8616 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8616 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8616. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8616