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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:57 south
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Altitude: 75.4°   Azimuth: 197.2°   Direction: South-South-West

HR8678 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Lacerta.

HR8678 visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8678 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 HR8678:


HR8678 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 75.4°
Azimuth: 197.2°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8678

HR8678 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8678 are provided in the following table:

22h 48m 10s
+37° 25’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8678 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8678 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8678.

Visibility of HR8678 from your location

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

Today's HR8678 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 52.6°
Max altitude: 75.9°
Azimuth: 307.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8678

The image below is a photograph of HR8678 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 HR8678 is -0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.058 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8678 star
DSS2 image of HR8678. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8678 during the next 10000 years (-9.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8678 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8678 is distant 363.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

111.61 pc
363.84 ly
-25 km/s
-0.055 arcsec/year
-0.058 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8678

HR8678 belongs to spectral class G8


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8678 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8678. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8678