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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 41.8°   Azimuth: 315.5°   Direction: North-West

HR8677 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8677 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8677 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 HR8677:


HR8677 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 41.8°
Azimuth: 315.5°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8677

HR8677 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 HR8677 are provided in the following table:

22h 47m 23s
+58° 28’ 58”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8677 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8677 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8677.

Visibility of HR8677 from your location

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

HR8677 is circumpolar and transits at 22:37 UTC (altitude: 83.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8677

The image below is a photograph of HR8677 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 HR8677 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8677 star
DSS2 image of HR8677. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8677 during the next 100000 years (11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8677 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8677 is distant 956.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

293.26 pc
956.01 ly
4 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8677

HR8677 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8677 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8677. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8677