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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Taiyi in the sky:
Visibility of Taiyi from your location
Taiyi - 8 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 12:39 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.
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.
Spectral properties of Taiyi
Taiyi belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Taiyi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.