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Altitude: 33.1°   Azimuth: 359.0°   Direction: North

HR8952 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR8952 visual magnitude is 5.84. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8952 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 HR8952:


HR8952 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 33.1°
Azimuth: 359.0°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8952

HR8952 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 HR8952 are provided in the following table:

23h 34m 59s
+71° 38’ 31”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8952 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8952 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8952.

Visibility of HR8952 from your location

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

HR8952 is circumpolar and transits at 18:53 UTC (altitude: 69.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8952

The image below is a photograph of HR8952 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 HR8952 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8952 star
DSS2 image of HR8952. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8952 during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8952 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8952 is distant 2,859.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

877.19 pc
2,859.65 ly
-3 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8952

HR8952 belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8952 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8952. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8952