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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR8894

HR8894 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR8894 visual magnitude is 5.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8894 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 HR8894:

5.56
Bright giant
HR8894 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 22°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8894

HR8894 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 HR8894 are provided in the following table:

23h 22m 32s
+60° 08’ 00”
112.07°
-0.85°
Cassiopeia

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8894 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8894 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8894.

Visibility of HR8894 from your location

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

HR8894 is circumpolar and transits at 14:12 UTC (altitude: 81.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8894

The image below is a photograph of HR8894 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 HR8894 is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8894 star
DSS2 image of HR8894. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8894 during the next 100000 years (15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8894 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8894 is distant 1,481.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

454.55 pc
1,481.82 ly
-12 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8894

HR8894 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.

-2.73
K3II
3541K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8894 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8894. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8894

SAO35361
SAO35361