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HR8688 is a giant star in the constellation of Lacerta.

HR8688 visual magnitude is 5.43. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8688 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 HR8688:

HR8688 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 19°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8688

HR8688 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 HR8688 are provided in the following table:

22h 49m 46s
+55° 54’ 10”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8688 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8688 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8688.

Visibility of HR8688 from your location

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

HR8688 is circumpolar and transits at 20:43 UTC (altitude: 85.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8688

The image below is a photograph of HR8688 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 HR8688 is 0.083 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.043 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8688 star
DSS2 image of HR8688. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8688 during the next 10000 years (13.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8688 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8688 is distant 371.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

113.90 pc
371.30 ly
-36 km/s
0.083 arcsec/year
0.043 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8688

HR8688 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 HR8688 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8688. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8688