HR8768 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Andromeda.
HR8768 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8768 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 HR8768:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8768
HR8768 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 HR8768 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8768 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8768 from your location
HR8768 is circumpolar and transits at 18:09 UTC (altitude: 82.6°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8768
The image below is a photograph of HR8768 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 HR8768 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8768 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8768 is distant 1,176.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8768
HR8768 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8768 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8768 star system properties
HR8768 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8768 double sysyem: