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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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Altitude: 67.4°   Azimuth: 47.9°   Direction: North-East

HR8881 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR8881 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8881 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR8881 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8881 star
DSS2 image of HR8881. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8881 during the next 10000 years (0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR8881


HR8881 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 67.4°
Azimuth: 47.9°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8881

HR8881 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 HR8881 are provided in the following table:

23h 20m 14s
+61° 58’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8881 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8881 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8881.

Visibility of HR8881 from your location

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

HR8881 is circumpolar and transits at 12:40 UTC (altitude: 79.5°)

Distance of HR8881 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8881 is distant 942.20 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 35 kilometers per second.

289.02 pc
942.20 ly
-35 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8881

HR8881 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8881 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8881. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8881