HR8643 is a giant star in the constellation of Lacerta.
HR8643 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8643 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 HR8643:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8643
HR8643 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 HR8643 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8643 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8643 from your location
HR8643 is circumpolar and transits at 18:14 UTC (altitude: 80.1°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8643
The image below is a photograph of HR8643 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 HR8643 is 0.148 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.065 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8643 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8643 is distant 323.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8643
HR8643 belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8643 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.