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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 39.7°   Azimuth: 109.9°   Direction: East-South-East

HR7216 is a giant star in the constellation of Sagitta.

HR7216 visual magnitude is 6.09. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7216 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 HR7216:


HR7216 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 39.7°
Azimuth: 109.9°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7216

HR7216 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 HR7216 are provided in the following table:

19h 02m 52s
+19° 39’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7216 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7216 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7216.

Visibility of HR7216 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 HR7216 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: 70.3°
Max altitude: 58.2°
Azimuth: 289.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7216

The image below is a photograph of HR7216 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 HR7216 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7216 star
DSS2 image of HR7216. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7216 during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7216 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7216 is distant 1,537.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

471.70 pc
1,537.74 ly
-7 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7216

HR7216 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7216 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7216. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7216