HR8557 is a giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR8557 visual magnitude is 5.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8557 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 HR8557:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8557
HR8557 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 HR8557 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8557 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8557 from your location
HR8557 is circumpolar and transits at 00:40 UTC (altitude: 70.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8557
The image below is a photograph of HR8557 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 HR8557 is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8557 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8557 is distant 519.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8557
HR8557 belongs to spectral class K2
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8557 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.