HR8261 is a double giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.
HR8261 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8261 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 HR8261:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8261
HR8261 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 HR8261 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8261 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8261 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8261
The image below is a photograph of HR8261 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 HR8261 is -0.063 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.062 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8261 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8261 is distant 356.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8261
HR8261 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8261 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8261 star system properties
HR8261 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8261 double sysyem: