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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 22.7°   Azimuth: 335.2°   Direction: North-North-West

HR8226 is a variable giant star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8226 visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its faintness, HR8226 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 HR8226

Finder chart HR8226 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8226.

HR8226 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 HR8226 are provided in the following table:

21h 28m 52s
+55° 25’ 06”
Image of HR8226 star
DSS2 image of HR8226. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8226 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8226


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8226 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8226. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR8226 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8226 is distant 928.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

284.90 pc
928.77 ly
-7 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
0.011 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR8226


Visibility of HR8226 from your location

HR8226 is circumpolar and transits at 03:49 UTC (altitude: 86.1°)