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Altitude: 78.3°   Azimuth: 26.6°   Direction: North-North-East

HR8374 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8374 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8374 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 HR8374:


HR8374 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 78.3°
Azimuth: 26.6°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8374

HR8374 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 HR8374 are provided in the following table:

21h 55m 20s
+61° 32’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8374 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8374 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8374.

Visibility of HR8374 from your location

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

HR8374 is circumpolar and transits at 17:02 UTC (altitude: 79.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8374

The image below is a photograph of HR8374 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 HR8374 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8374 star
DSS2 image of HR8374. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8374 during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8374 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8374 is distant 9,055.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

2,777.78 pc
9,055.56 ly
-32 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8374

HR8374 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8374 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8374. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8374