HR8798 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Pegasus.
HR8798 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8798 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 HR8798:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8798
HR8798 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 HR8798 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8798 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8798 from your location
Today's HR8798 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8798
The image below is a photograph of HR8798 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 HR8798 is -0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8798 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8798 is distant 490.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8798
HR8798 belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8798 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8798 star system properties
HR8798 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8798 double sysyem: