HR8623 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.
HR8623 visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8623 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 HR8623:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8623
HR8623 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 HR8623 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8623 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8623 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8623
The image below is a photograph of HR8623 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 HR8623 is -0.103 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.209 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8623 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8623 is distant 641.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 79 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8623
HR8623 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8623 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.