HR8550 is a star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR8550 visual magnitude is 6.76. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8550 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 HR8550:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8550
HR8550 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8550 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8550 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8550 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8550 is circumpolar and transits at 10:05 UTC (altitude: 63.2°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8550
The image below is a photograph of HR8550 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 HR8550 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8550 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8550 is distant 1,283.46 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8550
HR8550 belongs to spectral class B9
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8550 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.