HR8685 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Grus.
HR8685 visual magnitude is 5.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8685 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 HR8685:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8685
HR8685 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 HR8685 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8685 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8685 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8685 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8685
The image below is a photograph of HR8685 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 HR8685 is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8685 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8685 is distant 1,105.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8685
HR8685 belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8685 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.