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HR8686 is a giant star in the constellation of Tucana.

HR8686 visual magnitude is 6.46. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8686 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 HR8686:

HR8686 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8686

HR8686 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 HR8686 are provided in the following table:

22h 51m 44s
-59° 52’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8686 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8686 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8686.

Visibility of HR8686 from your location

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

HR8686 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8686

The image below is a photograph of HR8686 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 HR8686 is -0.046 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8686 star
DSS2 image of HR8686. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8686 during the next 10000 years (-7.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8686 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8686 is distant 357.06 light years from the Sun

109.53 pc
357.06 ly
-0.046 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8686

HR8686 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 HR8686 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8686. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8686