HR8168 is a giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR8168 visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8168 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 HR8168:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8168
HR8168 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8168 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8168 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8168 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8168 is circumpolar and transits at 09:21 UTC (altitude: 64.5°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8168
The image below is a photograph of HR8168 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 HR8168 is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8168 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8168 is distant 835.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8168
HR8168 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8168 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.