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HR8026 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR8026 visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8026 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 HR8026:

Bright giant
HR8026 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 63°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8026

HR8026 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 HR8026 are provided in the following table:

20h 56m 25s
+49° 11’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8026 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8026 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8026.

Visibility of HR8026 from your location

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

HR8026 is circumpolar and transits at 04:10 UTC (altitude: 87.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8026

The image below is a photograph of HR8026 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 HR8026 is 0.009 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 HR8026 star
DSS2 image of HR8026. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8026 during the next 100000 years (15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8026 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8026 is distant 1,273.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

390.63 pc
1,273.44 ly
-15 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8026

HR8026 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8026 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8026. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8026