HR8224 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR8224 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8224 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 HR8224:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8224
HR8224 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 HR8224 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8224 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8224 from your location
HR8224 is circumpolar and transits at 19:21 UTC (altitude: 81.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8224
The image below is a photograph of HR8224 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 HR8224 is -0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8224 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8224 is distant 981.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8224
HR8224 belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8224 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8224 star system properties
HR8224 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 HR8224 double sysyem: