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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 13.1°   Azimuth: 335.1°   Direction: North-North-West

HR8208 is a hypergiant star of spectral class F0 in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR8208 visual magnitude is 5.6. Because of its faintness, HR8208 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 HR8208

Finder chart HR8208 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8208.

HR8208 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 HR8208 are provided in the following table:

21h 25m 19s
+46° 42’ 51”
Image of HR8208 star
DSS2 image of HR8208. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8208 during the next 1000 years (3.25 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.80 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8208


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8208 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8208. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR8208 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8208 is distant 111.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

34.32 pc
111.87 ly
1 km/s
0.195 arcsec/year
0.048 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR8208


Visibility of HR8208 from your location

HR8208 is circumpolar and transits at 03:37 UTC (altitude: 85.2°)