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Altitude: 24.4°   Azimuth: 4.0°   Direction: North

HR8388 is a giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8388 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8388 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 HR8388:


HR8388 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 24.4°
Azimuth: 4.0°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8388 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8388 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8388.

Visibility of HR8388 from your location

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

HR8388 is circumpolar and transits at 17:13 UTC (altitude: 78.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8388

The image below is a photograph of HR8388 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 HR8388 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR8388

HR8388 belongs to spectral class M3 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

Alternative designations of HR8388