HR8383 is a variable and double supergiant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR8383 visual magnitude is 4.91. Because of its moderate brightness, HR8383 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR8383:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8383
HR8383 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 HR8383 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8383 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8383 from your location
HR8383 is circumpolar and transits at 21:10 UTC (altitude: 77.9°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8383
The image below is a photograph of HR8383 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 HR8383 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8383 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8383 is distant 8,358.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8383
HR8383 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8383 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8383 star system properties
HR8383 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8383 double sysyem: