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north SunriseRise: 6:49  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:50 south
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Altitude: 4.7°   Azimuth: 150.3°   Direction: South-South-East

HR8619 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.

HR8619 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8619 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 HR8619:


HR8619 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 4.7°
Azimuth: 150.3°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8619

HR8619 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 HR8619 are provided in the following table:

22h 39m 43s
-28° 19’ 31”
Piscis Austrinus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8619 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8619 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8619.

Visibility of HR8619 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 HR8619 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: 118.3°
Max altitude: 10.2°
Azimuth: 241.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8619

The image below is a photograph of HR8619 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 HR8619 is 0.076 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8619 star
DSS2 image of HR8619. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8619 during the next 10000 years (12.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8619 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8619 is distant 465.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

142.86 pc
465.71 ly
-22 km/s
0.076 arcsec/year
-0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8619

HR8619 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8619 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8619. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8619 star system properties

HR8619 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8619 double sysyem:

86.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8619