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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 43.0°   Azimuth: 6.2°   Direction: North

HR8016 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR8016 visual magnitude is 5.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8016 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 HR8016:


HR8016 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 43.0°
Azimuth: 6.2°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8016

HR8016 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8016 are provided in the following table:

20h 47m 33s
+80° 33’ 07”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8016 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8016 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8016.

Visibility of HR8016 from your location

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

HR8016 is circumpolar and transits at 20:37 UTC (altitude: 60.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8016

The image below is a photograph of HR8016 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 HR8016 is -0.031 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8016 star
DSS2 image of HR8016. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8016 during the next 10000 years (-5.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8016 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8016 is distant 401.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

123.15 pc
401.48 ly
-26 km/s
-0.031 arcsec/year
-0.037 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8016

HR8016 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8016 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8016. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8016