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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:57  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:14


HR7168 is a giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR7168 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7168 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 HR7168:

HR7168 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 5°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7168

HR7168 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 HR7168 are provided in the following table:

19h 00m 24s
-24° 56’ 31”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7168 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7168 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7168.

Visibility of HR7168 from your location

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

Today's HR7168 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.9°
Max altitude: 13.6°
Azimuth: 245.1°
HR7168 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7168

The image below is a photograph of HR7168 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 HR7168 is 0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.044 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7168 star
DSS2 image of HR7168. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7168 during the next 10000 years (9.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7168 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7168 is distant 808.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

248.14 pc
808.93 ly
-25 km/s
0.055 arcsec/year
0.044 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7168

HR7168 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7168 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7168. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7168