HR8248 is a variable supergiant star in the constellation of Cygnus.
HR8248 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8248 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 HR8248:
HR8248 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8248
HR8248 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 HR8248 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8248 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8248 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8248 is circumpolar and transits at 04:43 UTC (altitude: 84.4°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8248
The image below is a photograph of HR8248 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 HR8248 is -0.001 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 HR8248 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8248 is distant 1,502.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8248
HR8248 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8248 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.