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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 25.7°   Azimuth: 11.7°   Direction: North-North-East

HR8388 is a giant star of spectral class M3 in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8388 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its faintness, HR8388 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8388

Finder chart HR8388 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8388.

HR8388 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 HR8388 are provided in the following table:

21h 58m 53s
+62° 41’ 53”
Image of HR8388 star
DSS2 image of HR8388. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8388 during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8388


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8388 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8388. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR8388 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8388 is distant 1,283.46 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

393.70 pc
1,283.46 ly
-16 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
0.026 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR8388


Visibility of HR8388 from your location

HR8388 is circumpolar and transits at 03:59 UTC (altitude: 78.8°)