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HR8683

HR8683 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8683 visual magnitude is 6.06. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8683 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 HR8683:

6.06
Hypergiant
HR8683 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 64°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8683

HR8683 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 HR8683 are provided in the following table:

22h 48m 44s
+62° 56’ 17”
109.49°
3.32°
Cepheus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8683 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8683 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8683.

Visibility of HR8683 from your location

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

HR8683 is circumpolar and transits at 01:17 UTC (altitude: 78.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8683

The image below is a photograph of HR8683 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 HR8683 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.052 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8683 star
DSS2 image of HR8683. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8683 during the next 10000 years (1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8683 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8683 is distant 639.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

196.08 pc
639.22 ly
-27 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
-0.052 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8683

HR8683 belongs to spectral class K0

-0.40
K0
4309K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8683 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8683. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8683

SAO20253
SAO20253