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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 16.0°   Azimuth: 43.3°   Direction: North-East

HR7201 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Lyra.

HR7201 visual magnitude is 6.65. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7201 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR7201 is 0.002 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 HR7201 star
DSS2 image of HR7201. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7201 during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR7201


HR7201 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 16.0°
Azimuth: 43.3°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7201

HR7201 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR7201 are provided in the following table:

19h 00m 19s
+40° 41’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7201 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7201 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7201.

Visibility of HR7201 from your location

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

HR7201 is circumpolar and transits at 08:53 UTC (altitude: 79.2°)

Distance of HR7201 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7201 is distant 890.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

273.22 pc
890.71 ly
-5 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7201

HR7201 belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7201 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7201. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7201