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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:36
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Altitude: 15.2°   Azimuth: 21.9°   Direction: North-North-East

HR8726 is a variable supergiant star in the constellation of Lacerta.

HR8726 visual magnitude is 4.95. Because of its moderate brightness, HR8726 should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8726 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8726 star
DSS2 image of HR8726. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8726 during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8726


HR8726 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 15.2°
Azimuth: 21.9°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8726

HR8726 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 HR8726 are provided in the following table:

22h 56m 26s
+49° 44’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8726 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8726 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8726.

Visibility of HR8726 from your location

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

HR8726 is circumpolar and transits at 12:21 UTC (altitude: 88.3°)

Distance of HR8726 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8726 is distant 1,873.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

574.71 pc
1,873.56 ly
-10 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8726

HR8726 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8726 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8726. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8726