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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -4.1°   Azimuth: 17.8°   Direction: North-North-East

HR9068 is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR9068 visual magnitude is 6.52. Because of its reltive faintness, HR9068 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 HR9068:


HR9068 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -4.1°
Azimuth: 17.8°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR9068

HR9068 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 HR9068 are provided in the following table:

23h 58m 49s
+32° 22’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR9068 in the sky:

Finder chart HR9068 star
Simplified finder chart for HR9068.

Visibility of HR9068 from your location

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

Today's HR9068 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 57.6°
Max altitude: 70.9°
Azimuth: 302.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR9068

The image below is a photograph of HR9068 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 HR9068 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR9068 star
DSS2 image of HR9068. The red arrow shows the motion of HR9068 during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR9068 from the Sun and relative movement

HR9068 is distant 1,862.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

571.43 pc
1,862.86 ly
-6 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR9068

HR9068 belongs to spectral class B6 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR9068 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR9068. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR9068