HR8851 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR8851 visual magnitude is 5.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8851 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 HR8851:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8851
HR8851 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 HR8851 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8851 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8851 from your location
HR8851 is circumpolar and transits at 01:30 UTC (altitude: 70.6°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8851
The image below is a photograph of HR8851 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 HR8851 is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8851 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8851 is distant 356.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8851
HR8851 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8851 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.