HR8421 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Lacerta.
HR8421 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8421 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 HR8421:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8421
HR8421 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8421 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8421 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8421 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8421 is circumpolar and transits at 09:23 UTC (altitude: 85.3°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8421
The image below is a photograph of HR8421 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 HR8421 is -0.042 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8421 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8421 is distant 961.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8421
HR8421 belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8421 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.