HR8702 is a double giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR8702 visual magnitude is 4.74. Because of its moderate brightness, HR8702 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR8702:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8702
HR8702 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 HR8702 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8702 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8702 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8702 is circumpolar and transits at 10:25 UTC (altitude: 58.3°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8702
The image below is a photograph of HR8702 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 HR8702 is 0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.049 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8702 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8702 is distant 324.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8702
HR8702 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8702 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8702 star system properties
HR8702 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8702 double sysyem: