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HR8626 is a double supergiant star in the constellation of Lacerta.

HR8626 visual magnitude is 6.03. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8626 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 HR8626:

HR8626 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 22°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8626

HR8626 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 HR8626 are provided in the following table:

22h 39m 34s
+37° 35’ 34”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8626 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8626 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8626.

Visibility of HR8626 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 HR8626 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: 52.4°
Max altitude: 76.1°
Azimuth: 307.6°
HR8626 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8626

The image below is a photograph of HR8626 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 HR8626 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8626 star
DSS2 image of HR8626. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8626 during the next 100000 years (13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8626 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8626 is distant 903.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

277.01 pc
903.05 ly
-7 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8626

HR8626 belongs to spectral class G3 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8626 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8626. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8626 star system properties

HR8626 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 HR8626 double sysyem:

19.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8626