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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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7 Cephei

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 31.9°   Azimuth: 343.1°   Direction: North-North-West

7 Cephei is a main-sequence star of spectral class B7 in the constellation of Cepheus.

7 Cephei visual magnitude is 5.44. Because of its faintness, 7 Cephei is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 7 Cephei

Finder chart 7 Cephei star
Simplified finder chart for 7 Cephei.

7 Cephei 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 7 Cephei are provided in the following table:

21h 27m 46s
+66° 48’ 33”
Image of 7 Cephei star
DSS2 image of 7 Cephei. The red arrow shows the motion of 7 Cephei during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 7 Cephei


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 7 Cephei is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 7 Cephei. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 7 Cephei from the Sun and relative movement

7 Cephei is distant 770.69 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

236.41 pc
770.69 ly
3 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 7 Cephei


Visibility of 7 Cephei from your location

7 Cephei is circumpolar and transits at 03:40 UTC (altitude: 74.7°)