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HR8272

HR8272 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR8272 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8272 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 HR8272:

6.2
Giant
HR8272 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 41°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8272

HR8272 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 HR8272 are provided in the following table:

21h 37m 27s
+44° 41’ 48”
90.59°
-5.65°
Cygnus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8272 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8272 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8272.

Visibility of HR8272 from your location

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

HR8272 is circumpolar and transits at 02:56 UTC (altitude: 83.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8272

The image below is a photograph of HR8272 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 HR8272 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8272 star
DSS2 image of HR8272. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8272 during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8272 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8272 is distant 661.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

202.84 pc
661.26 ly
4 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8272

HR8272 belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.34
A7III
8241K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8272 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8272. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8272

SAO51109
SAO51109