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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 21.9°   Azimuth: 23.1°   Direction: North-North-East

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

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


HR8226 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 21.9°
Azimuth: 23.1°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8226 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8226 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8226.

Visibility of HR8226 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR8226 is circumpolar and transits at 21:19 UTC (altitude: 86.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8226

The image below is a photograph of HR8226 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 HR8226 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR8226

HR8226 belongs to spectral class B8 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

Alternative designations of HR8226