HR8668 is a giant star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.
HR8668 visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8668 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 HR8668:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8668
HR8668 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 HR8668 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8668 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8668 from your location
Today's HR8668 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8668
The image below is a photograph of HR8668 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 HR8668 is -0.066 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.048 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8668 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8668 is distant 320.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 41 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8668
HR8668 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 HR8668 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.