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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 8.3°   Azimuth: 344.4°   Direction: North-North-West

HR8986 is a variable giant star of spectral class K5 in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR8986 visual magnitude is 6.57. Because of its faintness, HR8986 is not visible to the naked eye.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8986

Finder chart HR8986 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8986.

HR8986 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 HR8986 are provided in the following table:

23h 42m 14s
+44° 59’ 30”
Image of HR8986 star
DSS2 image of HR8986. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8986 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8986



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8986 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8986. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR8986 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8986 is distant 785.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

240.96 pc
785.54 ly
-10 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR8986


Visibility of HR8986 from your location

HR8986 is circumpolar and transits at 06:06 UTC (altitude: 83.5°)