HR8696 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR8696 visual magnitude is 5.6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8696 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 HR8696:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8696
HR8696 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 HR8696 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8696 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8696 from your location
HR8696 is circumpolar and transits at 18:12 UTC (altitude: 79.8°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8696
The image below is a photograph of HR8696 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 HR8696 is 0.108 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.044 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8696 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8696 is distant 227.34 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8696
HR8696 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8696 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8696 star system properties
HR8696 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8696 double sysyem: