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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR8886

HR8886 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR8886 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8886 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 HR8886:

6.39
Giant
HR8886 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 24°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8886

HR8886 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 HR8886 are provided in the following table:

23h 20m 34s
+62° 12’ 47”
112.56°
1.19°
Cassiopeia

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8886 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8886 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8886.

Visibility of HR8886 from your location

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

HR8886 is circumpolar and transits at 14:10 UTC (altitude: 79.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8886

The image below is a photograph of HR8886 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 HR8886 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8886 star
DSS2 image of HR8886. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8886 during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8886 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8886 is distant 1,752.69 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

537.63 pc
1,752.69 ly
-23 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8886

HR8886 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-2.26
K2III
3635K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8886 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8886. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8886 star system properties

HR8886 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 HR8886 double sysyem:

6.39
11.89
5.5
12.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8886

SAO20572
SAO20572