HR8761 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.
HR8761 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8761 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 HR8761:
HR8761 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8761
HR8761 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 HR8761 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8761 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8761 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8761 is circumpolar and transits at 06:11 UTC (altitude: 84.4°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8761
The image below is a photograph of HR8761 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 HR8761 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8761 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8761 is distant 1,181.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8761
HR8761 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8761 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.