HR8971 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR8971 visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8971 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 HR8971:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8971
HR8971 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 HR8971 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8971 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8971 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR8971 is circumpolar and transits at 11:16 UTC (altitude: 66.2°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8971
The image below is a photograph of HR8971 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 HR8971 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8971 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8971 is distant 262.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8971
HR8971 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8971 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.