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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 62.9°   Azimuth: 310.4°   Direction: North-West

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 skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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.

Image of HR8696 star
DSS2 image of HR8696. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8696 during the next 1000 years (1.80 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.73 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8696


HR8696 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 62.9°
Azimuth: 310.4°
Direction: North-West

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:

22h 51m 22s
+61° 41’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8696 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8696 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8696.

Visibility of HR8696 from your location

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

HR8696 is circumpolar and transits at 12:12 UTC (altitude: 79.8°)

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.

69.74 pc
227.34 ly
2 km/s
0.108 arcsec/year
0.044 arcsec/year

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 HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8696. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

1.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8696