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HR8707

HR8707 is a subgiant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8707 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8707 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 HR8707:

6.01
Subgiant
HR8707 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 34°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8707

HR8707 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 HR8707 are provided in the following table:

22h 53m 03s
+60° 06’ 03”
108.68°
0.55°
Cepheus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8707 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8707 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8707.

Visibility of HR8707 from your location

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

HR8707 is circumpolar and transits at 18:28 UTC (altitude: 81.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8707

The image below is a photograph of HR8707 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 HR8707 is 0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8707 star
DSS2 image of HR8707. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8707 during the next 10000 years (2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8707 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8707 is distant 1,298.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

398.41 pc
1,298.80 ly
-7 km/s
0.017 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8707

HR8707 belongs to spectral class K2

-1.99
K2
3453K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8707 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8707. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8707

SAO34921
SAO34921