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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:59 south
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Altitude: 53.0°   Azimuth: 22.9°   Direction: North-North-East

HR8043 is a giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8043 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8043 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 HR8043:


HR8043 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 53.0°
Azimuth: 22.9°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8043

HR8043 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 HR8043 are provided in the following table:

20h 54m 44s
+75° 55’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8043 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8043 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8043.

Visibility of HR8043 from your location

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

HR8043 is circumpolar and transits at 20:52 UTC (altitude: 65.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8043

The image below is a photograph of HR8043 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 HR8043 is 0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.043 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8043 star
DSS2 image of HR8043. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8043 during the next 10000 years (4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8043 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8043 is distant 434.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

133.16 pc
434.09 ly
-25 km/s
0.029 arcsec/year
0.043 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8043

HR8043 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8043 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8043. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8043