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north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
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Altitude: -12.9°   Azimuth: 63.5°   Direction: East-North-East

HR7048 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Serpens.

HR7048 visual magnitude is 5.83. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7048 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 HR7048:


HR7048 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -12.9°
Azimuth: 63.5°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7048

HR7048 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR7048 are provided in the following table:

18h 45m 28s
+05° 29’ 58”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7048 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7048 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7048.

Visibility of HR7048 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR7048 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 84.5°
Max altitude: 44.0°
Azimuth: 275.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7048

The image below is a photograph of HR7048 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 HR7048 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7048 star
DSS2 image of HR7048. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7048 during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7048 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7048 is distant 708.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

217.39 pc
708.70 ly
-11 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7048

HR7048 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7048 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7048. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR7048 star system properties

HR7048 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR7048 double sysyem:

1.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR7048