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HR8153 is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8153 visual magnitude is 6.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8153 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 HR8153:

HR8153 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 23°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8153

HR8153 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 HR8153 are provided in the following table:

21h 17m 18s
+58° 36’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8153 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8153 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8153.

Visibility of HR8153 from your location

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

HR8153 is circumpolar and transits at 23:45 UTC (altitude: 82.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8153

The image below is a photograph of HR8153 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 HR8153 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8153 star
DSS2 image of HR8153. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8153 during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8153 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8153 is distant 2,527.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

775.19 pc
2,527.13 ly
-17 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8153

HR8153 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8153 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8153. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8153 star system properties

HR8153 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8153 double sysyem:

4.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8153