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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 79.8°   Azimuth: 52.4°   Direction: North-East

HR8472 is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class F8 in the constellation of Cepheus.

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

Finder chart HR8472 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about HR8472


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

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

Alternative designations of HR8472


Visibility of HR8472 from your location

HR8472 is circumpolar and transits at 04:35 UTC (altitude: 84.6°)