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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:

HR8476 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 21°.

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:

22h 11m 56s
+59° 05’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8476 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8476 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8476.

Visibility of HR8476 from your location

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

HR8476 is circumpolar and transits at 17:32 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.

Image of HR8476 star
DSS2 image of HR8476. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8476 during the next 1000 years (2.15 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.38 arcmin in declination);

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.

105.93 pc
345.34 ly
-28 km/s
0.129 arcsec/year
0.083 arcsec/year

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 HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8476. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8476