HR881 is a double giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR881 visual magnitude is 5.49. Because of its reltive faintness, HR881 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 HR881:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR881
HR881 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 HR881 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR881 in the sky:
Visibility of HR881 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR881 is circumpolar and transits at 14:27 UTC (altitude: 62.1°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR881
The image below is a photograph of HR881 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 HR881 is -0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR881 from the Sun and relative movement
HR881 is distant 695.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 38 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR881
HR881 belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR881 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR881 star system properties
HR881 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 HR881 double sysyem: