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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 33.7°   Azimuth: 45.4°   Direction: North-East

HR8218 is a main-sequence star of spectral class B6 in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR8218 visual magnitude is 6.03. Because of its faintness, HR8218 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.

HR8218 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Image of HR8218 star
DSS2 image of HR8218. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8218 during the next 10000 years (2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

21h 27m 33s
+53° 00’ 21”
17h 16m 29s

J2000 Coordinates

21h 26m 44s
+52° 53’ 54”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR8218 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8218.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8218 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8218. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR8218 is distant 441.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

135.50 pc
441.73 ly
-30 km/s
0.017 arcsec/y
0.008 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

HR8218 is circumpolar and transits at 02:00 UTC (altitude: 88.6°)