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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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SunsetSet: 18:41 south
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Altitude: 54.1°   Azimuth: 16.1°   Direction: North-North-East

HR7160 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Draco.

HR7160 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7160 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 HR7160:


HR7160 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 54.1°
Azimuth: 16.1°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7160

HR7160 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 HR7160 are provided in the following table:

18h 45m 38s
+79° 56’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7160 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7160 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7160.

Visibility of HR7160 from your location

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

HR7160 is circumpolar and transits at 18:12 UTC (altitude: 61.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7160

The image below is a photograph of HR7160 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 HR7160 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.057 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7160 star
DSS2 image of HR7160. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7160 during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 9.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7160 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7160 is distant 287.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

88.26 pc
287.73 ly
-5 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
0.057 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7160

HR7160 belongs to spectral class A8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7160 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7160. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7160