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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: 44.8°   Azimuth: 180.2°   Direction: South

HR7163 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Aquila.

HR7163 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7163 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 HR7163:


HR7163 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 44.8°
Azimuth: 180.2°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7163

HR7163 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 HR7163 are provided in the following table:

18h 58m 23s
+06° 14’ 25”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7163 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7163 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7163.

Visibility of HR7163 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 HR7163 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: 83.8°
Max altitude: 44.8°
Azimuth: 276.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7163

The image below is a photograph of HR7163 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 HR7163 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.104 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7163 star
DSS2 image of HR7163. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7163 during the next 1000 years (-0.05 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.73 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7163 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7163 is distant 184.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

56.69 pc
184.81 ly
-9 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.104 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7163

HR7163 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7163 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7163. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7163