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HR7066

HR7066 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Scutum.

HR7066 visual magnitude is 5.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7066 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 HR7066:

5.2
Hypergiant
HR7066 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7066

HR7066 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 HR7066 are provided in the following table:

18h 47m 29s
-05° 42’ 18”
27.4°
-1.72°
Scutum

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7066 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7066 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7066.

Visibility of HR7066 from your location

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

Today's HR7066 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 95.7°
Max altitude: 32.8°
Azimuth: 264.3°
HR7066 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7066

The image below is a photograph of HR7066 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 HR7066 is -0.041 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7066 star
DSS2 image of HR7066. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7066 during the next 10000 years (-6.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7066 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7066 is distant 1,405.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 44 kilometers per second.

431.03 pc
1,405.17 ly
44 km/s
-0.041 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7066

HR7066 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a hypergiant star.

-2.97
K0I
3839K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7066 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7066. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7066

SAO142620
SAO142620