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HR8658 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Grus.

HR8658 visual magnitude is 6.62. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8658 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 HR8658:

HR8658 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8658

HR8658 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 HR8658 are provided in the following table:

22h 46m 08s
-48° 58’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8658 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8658 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8658.

Visibility of HR8658 from your location

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

HR8658 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8658

The image below is a photograph of HR8658 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 HR8658 is 0.203 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.05 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8658 star
DSS2 image of HR8658. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8658 during the next 1000 years (3.38 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8658 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8658 is distant 125.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

38.64 pc
125.97 ly
-19 km/s
0.203 arcsec/year
-0.05 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8658

HR8658 belongs to spectral class F9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8658 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8658. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8658