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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:11 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:00
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HR8179

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 39.93°   Az: 321.02°   Direction: North-West

HR8179 is a giant star of spectral class G5 in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8179 visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its faintness, HR8179 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.

Image of HR8179 star
DSS2 image of HR8179. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8179 during the next 10000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.17 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

21h 21m 11s
+60° 51’ 43”
06h 31m 27s
03h 52m 38s

J2000

21h 20m 33s
+60° 45’ 24”

Galactic Coordinates

99.84°
7.73°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR8179 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8179.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.11
Giant

0.51
G5III
4743K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8179 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8179. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR8179 is distant 428.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

131.58
428.95
-27 km/s
-0.04 arcsec/y
-0.001"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO19333
SAO19333

Visibility from Your Location

HR8179 is circumpolar and transits at 01:20 UTC (altitude: 80.6°)