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HR8620

HR8620 is a giant star in the constellation of Tucana.

HR8620 visual magnitude is 5.97. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8620 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 HR8620:

5.97
Giant
HR8620 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8620

HR8620 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8620 are provided in the following table:

22h 40m 48s
-57° 25’ 19”
331.07°
-51.97°
Tucana

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8620 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8620 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8620.

Visibility of HR8620 from your location

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

HR8620 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8620

The image below is a photograph of HR8620 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 HR8620 is 0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8620 star
DSS2 image of HR8620. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8620 during the next 10000 years (9.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8620 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8620 is distant 1,225.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

375.94 pc
1,225.56 ly
-32 km/s
0.055 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8620

HR8620 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-1.91
K4III
3855K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8620 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8620. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8620

SAO247544
SAO247544