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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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HR8768

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 29.50°   Az: 305.12°   Direction: North-West

HR8768 is a variable and double main-sequence star of spectral class B2 in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR8768 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its faintness, HR8768 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of HR8768 star
DSS2 image of HR8768. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8768 during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

23h 03m 52s
+44° 11’ 29”
06h 27m 16s
05h 31m 09s

J2000

23h 02m 45s
+44° 03’ 32”

Galactic Coordinates

103.11°
-14.59°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR8768 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8768.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.39
Main-sequence

-1.40
B2V
10125K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8768 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8768. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

6.39
10.29
3.9
7.4 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

361.01
1,176.90
-8 km/s
0.001 arcsec/y
-0.002"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO52626
SAO52626

Visibility from Your Location

HR8768 is circumpolar and transits at 02:54 UTC (altitude: 82.7°)