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Altitude: 62.9°   Azimuth: 25.4°   Direction: North-North-East

HR8324 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8324 visual magnitude is 5.17. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8324 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 HR8324:


HR8324 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 62.9°
Azimuth: 25.4°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8324

HR8324 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8324 are provided in the following table:

21h 43m 04s
+72° 19’ 13”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8324 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8324 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8324.

Visibility of HR8324 from your location

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

HR8324 is circumpolar and transits at 17:05 UTC (altitude: 69.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8324

The image below is a photograph of HR8324 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 HR8324 is -0.044 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8324 star
DSS2 image of HR8324. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8324 during the next 10000 years (-7.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8324 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8324 is distant 247.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 39 kilometers per second.

75.82 pc
247.16 ly
-39 km/s
-0.044 arcsec/year
-0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8324

HR8324 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8324 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8324. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8324