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 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 HR8726:
HR8726 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8726 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8726 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8726 is circumpolar and transits at 06:02 UTC (altitude: 88.3°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8726
The image below is a photograph of HR8726 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 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.
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.
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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.