HR8748 is a giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR8748 visual magnitude is 4.71. Because of its moderate brightness, HR8748 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 HR8748:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8748
HR8748 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 HR8748 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8748 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8748 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8748 is circumpolar and transits at 10:43 UTC (altitude: 57.1°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8748
The image below is a photograph of HR8748 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 HR8748 is 0.092 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8748 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8748 is distant 390.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8748
HR8748 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8748 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.