HR8243 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR8243 visual magnitude is 5.53. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8243 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 HR8243:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8243
HR8243 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8243 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8243 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8243 from your location
HR8243 is circumpolar and transits at 23:55 UTC (altitude: 81.0°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8243
The image below is a photograph of HR8243 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 HR8243 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8243 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8243 is distant 2,397.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8243
HR8243 belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8243 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.