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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 11.9°   Azimuth: 2.9°   Direction: North

HR8072 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR8072 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its faintness, HR8072 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8072

Finder chart HR8072 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8072.

HR8072 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 HR8072 are provided in the following table:

21h 03m 25s
+50° 21’ 06”
Image of HR8072 star
DSS2 image of HR8072. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8072 during the next 10000 years (9.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8072



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8072 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8072. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR8072 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8072 is distant 388.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

119.05 pc
388.10 ly
-22 km/s
0.058 arcsec/year
0.053 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR8072


Visibility of HR8072 from your location

HR8072 is circumpolar and transits at 03:31 UTC (altitude: 88.9°)