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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 64.0°   Azimuth: 87.3°   Direction: East

HR8298 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR8298 visual magnitude is 6.17. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8298 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 HR8298:


HR8298 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 64.0°
Azimuth: 87.3°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8298

HR8298 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 HR8298 are provided in the following table:

21h 42m 08s
+45° 45’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8298 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8298 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8298.

Visibility of HR8298 from your location

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

HR8298 is circumpolar and transits at 17:12 UTC (altitude: 84.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8298

The image below is a photograph of HR8298 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 HR8298 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8298 star
DSS2 image of HR8298. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8298 during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8298 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8298 is distant 676.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

207.47 pc
676.35 ly
9 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8298

HR8298 belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8298 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8298. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8298