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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 46.7°   Azimuth: 71.2°   Direction: East-North-East

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

HR8986 visual magnitude is 6.57. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8986 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 HR8986:


HR8986 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 46.7°
Azimuth: 71.2°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8986 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8986 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8986.

Visibility of HR8986 from your location

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

HR8986 is circumpolar and transits at 18:56 UTC (altitude: 83.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8986

The image below is a photograph of HR8986 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 HR8986 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR8986

HR8986 belongs to spectral class K5


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

Alternative designations of HR8986