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HR8662

Altitude: -9.9°   Azimuth: 193.8°   Direction: South-South-West

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 skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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.

Image of HR8662 star
DSS2 image of HR8662. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8662 during the next 10000 years (9.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8662

6.56
Giant

HR8662 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -9.9°
Azimuth: 193.8°
Direction: South-South-West

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:

22h 46m 43s
-46° 56’ 21”
345.57°
-58.54°
Grus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8662 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8662 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8662.

Visibility of HR8662 from your location

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

HR8662 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

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.

74.02 pc
241.30 ly
-1 km/s
0.058 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8662

HR8662 belongs to spectral class A9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

2.21
A9III
7462K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8662 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8662. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

6.56
9.56
3
10.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8662

SAO231290
SAO231290