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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Taiyi - 8 Draconis

Taiyi, also designated as 8 Draconis , is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Draco.

Taiyi visual magnitude is 5.24. Because of its reltive faintness, Taiyi 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 Taiyi:

5.24
Hypergiant
Taiyi - 8 Draconis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 38°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Taiyi

Taiyi 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 Taiyi are provided in the following table:

12h 55m 28s
+65° 26’ 18”
122.26°
51.68°
Draco

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

Finder chart Taiyi - 8 Draconis star
Simplified finder chart for Taiyi - 8 Draconis.

Visibility of Taiyi from your location

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

Taiyi - 8 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 03:47 UTC (altitude: 76.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of Taiyi

The image below is a photograph of Taiyi 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 Taiyi is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Taiyi - 8 Draconis star
DSS2 image of Taiyi. The red arrow shows the motion of Taiyi during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of Taiyi from the Sun and relative movement

Taiyi is distant 94.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

28.84 pc
94.03 ly
9 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.029 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Taiyi

Taiyi belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.

2.94
F0V
7591K

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

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

Alternative designations of Taiyi

Taiyi
SAO15941
SAO15941