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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:46  
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Altitude: 59.4°   Azimuth: 306.3°   Direction: North-West

HR8049 is a giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8049 visual magnitude is 5.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8049 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 HR8049:


HR8049 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 59.4°
Azimuth: 306.3°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8049

HR8049 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 HR8049 are provided in the following table:

20h 59m 25s
+59° 26’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8049 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8049 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8049.

Visibility of HR8049 from your location

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

HR8049 is circumpolar and transits at 04:10 UTC (altitude: 82.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8049

The image below is a photograph of HR8049 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 HR8049 is 0.044 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8049 star
DSS2 image of HR8049. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8049 during the next 10000 years (7.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8049 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8049 is distant 586.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

179.86 pc
586.33 ly
-17 km/s
0.044 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8049

HR8049 belongs to spectral class K4


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8049 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8049. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8049