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HR8487 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Lacerta.

HR8487 visual magnitude is 5.53. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8487 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 HR8487:

HR8487 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 84°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8487

HR8487 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 HR8487 are provided in the following table:

22h 13m 49s
+45° 26’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8487 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8487 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8487.

Visibility of HR8487 from your location

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

HR8487 is circumpolar and transits at 17:46 UTC (altitude: 84.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8487

The image below is a photograph of HR8487 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 HR8487 is 0.081 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8487 star
DSS2 image of HR8487. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8487 during the next 10000 years (13.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8487 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8487 is distant 250.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

76.92 pc
250.77 ly
-9 km/s
0.081 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8487

HR8487 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8487 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8487. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8487