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HR8568

HR8568 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8568 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8568 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 HR8568:

6.29
Hypergiant
HR8568 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 34°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8568

HR8568 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 HR8568 are provided in the following table:

22h 28m 19s
+64° 05’ 08”
108.06°
5.43°
Cepheus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8568 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8568 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8568.

Visibility of HR8568 from your location

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

HR8568 is circumpolar and transits at 18:03 UTC (altitude: 77.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8568

The image below is a photograph of HR8568 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 HR8568 is 0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8568 star
DSS2 image of HR8568. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8568 during the next 10000 years (3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8568 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8568 is distant 376.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

115.61 pc
376.88 ly
-26 km/s
0.023 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8568

HR8568 belongs to spectral class K0

0.98
K0
4559K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8568 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8568. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8568

SAO20088
SAO20088