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HR8669 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Tucana.

HR8669 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8669 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 HR8669:

HR8669 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8669

HR8669 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 HR8669 are provided in the following table:

22h 48m 21s
-61° 41’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8669 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8669 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8669.

Visibility of HR8669 from your location

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

HR8669 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8669

The image below is a photograph of HR8669 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 HR8669 is 0.069 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8669 star
DSS2 image of HR8669. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8669 during the next 10000 years (11.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8669 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8669 is distant 393.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

120.63 pc
393.24 ly
-18 km/s
0.069 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8669

HR8669 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8669 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8669. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8669