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Altitude: 35.8°   Azimuth: 41.3°   Direction: North-East

HR8472 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8472 visual magnitude is 5.24. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8472 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 HR8472:


HR8472 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 35.8°
Azimuth: 41.3°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8472

HR8472 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 HR8472 are provided in the following table:

22h 11m 48s
+56° 50’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8472 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8472 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8472.

Visibility of HR8472 from your location

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

HR8472 is circumpolar and transits at 17:10 UTC (altitude: 84.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8472

The image below is a photograph of HR8472 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 HR8472 is 0.237 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.13 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8472 star
DSS2 image of HR8472. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8472 during the next 1000 years (3.95 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8472 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8472 is distant 120.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

37.00 pc
120.61 ly
-19 km/s
0.237 arcsec/year
0.13 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8472

HR8472 belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8472 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8472. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8472 star system properties

HR8472 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8472 double sysyem:

72.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8472