HR8718 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Lacerta.
HR8718 visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8718 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 HR8718:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8718
HR8718 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8718 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8718 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8718 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8718
The image below is a photograph of HR8718 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 HR8718 is 0.086 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8718 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8718 is distant 134.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8718
HR8718 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8718 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.