HR8662 is a double giant star in the constellation of Grus.
HR8662 visual magnitude is 6.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8662 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 HR8662:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8662
HR8662 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 HR8662 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8662 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8662 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8662 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8662
The image below is a photograph of HR8662 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 HR8662 is 0.058 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8662 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8662 is distant 241.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8662
HR8662 belongs to spectral class A9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8662 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8662 star system properties
HR8662 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 HR8662 double sysyem: