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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -18.3°   Azimuth: 151.0°   Direction: South-South-East

HR8659 is a giant star in the constellation of Grus.

HR8659 visual magnitude is 6.48. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8659 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8659 is 0.089 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.277 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8659 star
DSS2 image of HR8659. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8659 during the next 1000 years (1.48 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.62 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8659


HR8659 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -18.3°
Azimuth: 151.0°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8659

HR8659 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8659 are provided in the following table:

22h 46m 28s
-49° 41’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8659 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8659 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8659.

Visibility of HR8659 from your location

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

HR8659 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR8659 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8659 is distant 759.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

233.10 pc
759.91 ly
2 km/s
0.089 arcsec/year
-0.277 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8659

HR8659 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8659 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8659. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8659