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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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Altitude: 7.1°   Azimuth: 332.5°   Direction: North-North-West

HR8706 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Lacerta.

HR8706 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8706 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8706 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8706 star
DSS2 image of HR8706. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8706 during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -15.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8706


HR8706 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 7.1°
Azimuth: 332.5°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8706

HR8706 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 HR8706 are provided in the following table:

22h 53m 11s
+40° 10’ 01”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8706 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8706 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8706.

Visibility of HR8706 from your location

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

HR8706 is circumpolar and transits at 12:21 UTC (altitude: 78.7°)

Distance of HR8706 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8706 is distant 1,268.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

389.11 pc
1,268.48 ly
7 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8706

HR8706 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8706 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8706. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8706