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HR8708 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Lacerta.

HR8708 visual magnitude is 5.81. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8708 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 HR8708:

HR8708 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 83°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8708

HR8708 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 HR8708 are provided in the following table:

22h 53m 40s
+44° 44’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8708 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8708 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8708.

Visibility of HR8708 from your location

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

HR8708 is circumpolar and transits at 18:26 UTC (altitude: 83.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8708

The image below is a photograph of HR8708 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 HR8708 is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8708 star
DSS2 image of HR8708. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8708 during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8708 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8708 is distant 169.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

52.03 pc
169.61 ly
12 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8708

HR8708 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8708 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8708. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8708 star system properties

HR8708 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8708 double sysyem:

0.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8708