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HR8304

HR8304 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR8304 visual magnitude is 6.09. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8304 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 HR8304:

6.09
Bright giant
HR8304 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 32°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8304

HR8304 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 HR8304 are provided in the following table:

21h 42m 38s
+49° 36’ 01”
94.51°
-2.56°
Cygnus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8304 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8304 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8304.

Visibility of HR8304 from your location

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

HR8304 is circumpolar and transits at 13:50 UTC (altitude: 88.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8304

The image below is a photograph of HR8304 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 HR8304 is 0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8304 star
DSS2 image of HR8304. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8304 during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8304 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8304 is distant 869.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

266.67 pc
869.33 ly
-2 km/s
0.01 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8304

HR8304 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.

-1.04
G8II
4743K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8304 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8304. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8304

SAO51217
SAO51217