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Altitude: 35.4°   Azimuth: 22.6°   Direction: North-North-East

HR8779 is a giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8779 visual magnitude is 5.24. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8779 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 HR8779:


HR8779 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 35.4°
Azimuth: 22.6°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8779

HR8779 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 HR8779 are provided in the following table:

23h 03m 32s
+67° 12’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8779 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8779 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8779.

Visibility of HR8779 from your location

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

HR8779 is circumpolar and transits at 22:29 UTC (altitude: 74.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8779

The image below is a photograph of HR8779 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 HR8779 is 0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8779 star
DSS2 image of HR8779. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8779 during the next 10000 years (4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8779 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8779 is distant 384.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

117.92 pc
384.43 ly
-7 km/s
0.026 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8779

HR8779 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8779 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8779. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8779