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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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Altitude: 3.0°   Azimuth: 206.4°   Direction: South-South-West

HR7211 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR7211 visual magnitude is 5.5. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7211 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR7211 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7211 star
DSS2 image of HR7211. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7211 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR7211


HR7211 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 3.0°
Azimuth: 206.4°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7211

HR7211 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR7211 are provided in the following table:

19h 04m 25s
-31° 02’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7211 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7211 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7211.

Visibility of HR7211 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 HR7211 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: 121.0°
Max altitude: 7.5°
Azimuth: 239.0°

Distance of HR7211 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7211 is distant 546.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

167.50 pc
546.06 ly
-26 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7211

HR7211 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7211 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7211. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7211