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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 48.1°   Azimuth: 55.5°   Direction: North-East

HR8290 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR8290 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its faintness, HR8290 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8290

Finder chart HR8290 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8290.

HR8290 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 HR8290 are provided in the following table:

21h 40m 43s
+54° 52’ 19”
Image of HR8290 star
DSS2 image of HR8290. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8290 during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8290


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8290 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8290. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR8290 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8290 is distant 702.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

215.52 pc
702.59 ly
4 km/s
0.01 arcsec/year
0.005 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR8290


Visibility of HR8290 from your location

HR8290 is circumpolar and transits at 03:29 UTC (altitude: 86.6°)