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Altitude: 17.0°   Azimuth: 323.1°   Direction: North-West

HR8062 is a giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR8062 visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8062 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8062 is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8062 star
DSS2 image of HR8062. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8062 during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8062


HR8062 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 17.0°
Azimuth: 323.1°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8062

HR8062 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 HR8062 are provided in the following table:

21h 02m 24s
+44° 47’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8062 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8062 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8062.

Visibility of HR8062 from your location

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

HR8062 is circumpolar and transits at 06:47 UTC (altitude: 83.3°)

Distance of HR8062 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8062 is distant 1,234.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

378.79 pc
1,234.85 ly
1 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8062

HR8062 belongs to spectral class S4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8062 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8062. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8062