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Taiyi - 8 Draconis

Altitude: 28.5°   Azimuth: 348.4°   Direction: North-North-West

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 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);

Key facts about Taiyi


Taiyi - 8 Draconis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 28.5°
Azimuth: 348.4°
Direction: North-North-West

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”

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 edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Taiyi - 8 Draconis is circumpolar and transits at 02:49 UTC (altitude: 76.0°)

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.


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