HR8476 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR8476 visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8476 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 HR8476:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8476
HR8476 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 HR8476 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8476 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8476 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8476 is circumpolar and transits at 09:45 UTC (altitude: 82.4°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8476
The image below is a photograph of HR8476 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 HR8476 is 0.129 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.083 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8476 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8476 is distant 345.34 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8476
HR8476 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8476 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.