8 Persei

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8 Persei
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Perseus
Right ascension 02h 17m 59.88782s [1]
Declination +57° 53′ 59.3522″ [1]

8 Persei is a star in the constellation Perseus. Its apparent magnitude is 5.76. Located around 130 parsecs (420 ly) distant, it is a red giant of spectral type K3III,[1] a star that has used up its core hydrogen and is expanding.


  1. ^ a b c "8 Persei". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2 January 2013.