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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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HR8761

Altitude: 83.7°   Azimuth: 334.5°   Direction: North-North-West

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 skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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.

Image of HR8761 star
DSS2 image of HR8761. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8761 during the next 100000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8761

6.2
Bright giant

HR8761 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 83.7°
Azimuth: 334.5°
Direction: North-North-West

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:

23h 01m 30s
+57° 06’ 20”
108.4°
-2.63°
Cassiopeia

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8761 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8761 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8761.

Visibility of HR8761 from your location

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

HR8761 is circumpolar and transits at 12:18 UTC (altitude: 84.4°)

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.

362.32 pc
1,181.16 ly
-6 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8761

HR8761 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.

-1.60
K1II
3794K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8761 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8761. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8761

SAO35062
SAO35062