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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 0.2°   Azimuth: 2.6°   Direction: North

HR8063 is a giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR8063 visual magnitude is 6.07. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8063 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 HR8063:


HR8063 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 0.2°
Azimuth: 2.6°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8063

HR8063 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 HR8063 are provided in the following table:

21h 03m 04s
+38° 39’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8063 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8063 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8063.

Visibility of HR8063 from your location

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

HR8063 is circumpolar and transits at 04:09 UTC (altitude: 77.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8063

The image below is a photograph of HR8063 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 HR8063 is 0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8063 star
DSS2 image of HR8063. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8063 during the next 10000 years (2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8063 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8063 is distant 654.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

200.80 pc
654.62 ly
-3 km/s
0.016 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8063

HR8063 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8063 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8063. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8063