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Altitude: 39.7°   Azimuth: 57.0°   Direction: East-North-East

HR8981 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR8981 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8981 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 HR8981:


HR8981 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 39.7°
Azimuth: 57.0°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8981

HR8981 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8981 are provided in the following table:

23h 41m 26s
+49° 30’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8981 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8981 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8981.

Visibility of HR8981 from your location

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

HR8981 is circumpolar and transits at 06:28 UTC (altitude: 88.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8981

The image below is a photograph of HR8981 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 HR8981 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8981 star
DSS2 image of HR8981. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8981 during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8981 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8981 is distant 778.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

238.66 pc
778.04 ly
-6 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8981

HR8981 belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8981 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8981. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8981