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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 47.1°   Azimuth: 316.9°   Direction: North-West

HR8854 is a variable hypergiant star of spectral class B0 in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR8854 visual magnitude is 6.53. Because of its faintness, HR8854 is not visible to the naked eye.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8854

Finder chart HR8854 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8854.

HR8854 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 HR8854 are provided in the following table:

23h 16m 26s
+61° 57’ 47”
Image of HR8854 star
DSS2 image of HR8854. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8854 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8854


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8854 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8854. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR8854 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8854 is distant 1,743.32 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

534.76 pc
1,743.32 ly
-15 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR8854


Visibility of HR8854 from your location

HR8854 is circumpolar and transits at 05:48 UTC (altitude: 79.5°)