HR8242 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Cygnus.
HR8242 visual magnitude is 6.16. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8242 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 HR8242:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8242
HR8242 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 HR8242 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8242 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8242 from your location
HR8242 is circumpolar and transits at 21:12 UTC (altitude: 88.9°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8242
The image below is a photograph of HR8242 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 HR8242 is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8242 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8242 is distant 1,147.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8242
HR8242 belongs to spectral class G2 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8242 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.