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HR 8299

BSC 8299, HD 206642

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
Right Ascension21h 44m 29s
Declination-38° 33' 9"
Distance875 light years
268 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +6.3
Absolute: -0.8
Spectral ClassG5III Yellow Giant
Optimum VisibilityAugust / September
NotesA distant yellow-orange giant star, HR 8299 lies near the northern tip of Grus the Crane. Some twenty times the Sun's diameter, and nearly two hundred times as luminous, its great distance of nearly nine hundred light years means that it shines at a faint sixth magnitude in the skies of Earth.