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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 1.4°   Azimuth: 281.5°   Direction: West-North-West

HR7243 is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Aquila.

HR7243 visual magnitude is 6.09. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7243 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 HR7243:


HR7243 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.4°
Azimuth: 281.5°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7243

HR7243 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 HR7243 are provided in the following table:

19h 06m 22s
+08° 13’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7243 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7243 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7243.

Visibility of HR7243 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 HR7243 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: 81.8°
Max altitude: 46.8°
Azimuth: 278.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7243

The image below is a photograph of HR7243 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 HR7243 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.071 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7243 star
DSS2 image of HR7243. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7243 during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7243 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7243 is distant 689.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

211.42 pc
689.22 ly
32 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.071 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7243

HR7243 belongs to spectral class M7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7243 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7243. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR7243 star system properties

HR7243 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 HR7243 double sysyem:

180.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR7243