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Altitude: 53.6°   Azimuth: 353.2°   Direction: North

HR8736 is a star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8736 visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8736 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 HR8736:


HR8736 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 53.6°
Azimuth: 353.2°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8736

HR8736 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 HR8736 are provided in the following table:

22h 51m 02s
+85° 22’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8736 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8736 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8736.

Visibility of HR8736 from your location

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

HR8736 is circumpolar and transits at 17:38 UTC (altitude: 56.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8736

The image below is a photograph of HR8736 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 HR8736 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.107 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8736 star
DSS2 image of HR8736. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8736 during the next 1000 years (0.05 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.78 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8736 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8736 is distant 456.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

140.06 pc
456.58 ly
-30 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
0.107 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8736

HR8736 belongs to spectral class K5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8736 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8736. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8736