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Altitude: 10.7°   Azimuth: 21.2°   Direction: North-North-East

HR8448 is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Lacerta.

HR8448 visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8448 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 HR8448:


HR8448 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 10.7°
Azimuth: 21.2°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8448

HR8448 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 HR8448 are provided in the following table:

22h 08m 40s
+45° 44’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8448 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8448 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8448.

Visibility of HR8448 from your location

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

HR8448 is circumpolar and transits at 16:48 UTC (altitude: 84.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8448

The image below is a photograph of HR8448 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 HR8448 is -0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8448 star
DSS2 image of HR8448. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8448 during the next 10000 years (-4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8448 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8448 is distant 137.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 35 kilometers per second.

42.03 pc
137.03 ly
-35 km/s
-0.027 arcsec/year
0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8448

HR8448 belongs to spectral class G2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8448 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8448. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8448