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Altitude: 41.5°   Azimuth: 54.3°   Direction: North-East

HR7229 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR7229 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7229 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 HR7229:


HR7229 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 41.5°
Azimuth: 54.3°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7229

HR7229 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 HR7229 are provided in the following table:

19h 02m 07s
+52° 15’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7229 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7229 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7229.

Visibility of HR7229 from your location

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

HR7229 is circumpolar and transits at 14:01 UTC (altitude: 89.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7229

The image below is a photograph of HR7229 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 HR7229 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7229 star
DSS2 image of HR7229. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7229 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7229 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7229 is distant 641.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

196.85 pc
641.73 ly
4 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7229

HR7229 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7229 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7229. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR7229 star system properties

HR7229 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR7229 double sysyem:

5.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR7229