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clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: -5.0°   Azimuth: 357.3°   Direction: North

HR8005 is a double giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR8005 visual magnitude is 5.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8005 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8005 is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8005 star
DSS2 image of HR8005. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8005 during the next 10000 years (-3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8005


HR8005 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -5.0°
Azimuth: 357.3°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8005

HR8005 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 HR8005 are provided in the following table:

20h 53m 53s
+33° 26’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8005 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8005 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8005.

Visibility of HR8005 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 HR8005 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: 56.6°
Max altitude: 72.0°
Azimuth: 303.4°

Distance of HR8005 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8005 is distant 609.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

186.92 pc
609.35 ly
-10 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8005

HR8005 belongs to spectral class K5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8005 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8005. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8005 star system properties

HR8005 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 HR8005 double sysyem:

187.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8005