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 skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR8659:
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 emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8659 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8659 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8659 from your location
HR8659 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8659
The image below is a photograph of HR8659 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 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.
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.
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.