HR8040 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cygnus.
HR8040 visual magnitude is 5.61. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8040 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 HR8040:
HR8040 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8040
HR8040 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 HR8040 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8040 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8040 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8040 is circumpolar and transits at 04:09 UTC (altitude: 89.0°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8040
The image below is a photograph of HR8040 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 HR8040 is 0.013 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.
Distance of HR8040 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8040 is distant 1,263.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8040
HR8040 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8040 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8040 star system properties
HR8040 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8040 double sysyem: