HR8621 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Lacerta.
HR8621 visual magnitude is 5.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8621 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 HR8621:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8621
HR8621 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8621 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8621 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8621 from your location
HR8621 is circumpolar and transits at 18:01 UTC (altitude: 84.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8621
The image below is a photograph of HR8621 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 HR8621 is 0.053 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8621 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8621 is distant 429.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8621
HR8621 belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8621 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8621 star system properties
HR8621 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 HR8621 double sysyem: