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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: -8.1°   Azimuth: 351.2°   Direction: North

HR7244 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Lyra.

HR7244 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7244 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 HR7244 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7244 star
DSS2 image of HR7244. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7244 during the next 100000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -15.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR7244


HR7244 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -8.1°
Azimuth: 351.2°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7244

HR7244 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 HR7244 are provided in the following table:

19h 05m 47s
+29° 55’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7244 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7244 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7244.

Visibility of HR7244 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 HR7244 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: 60.1°
Max altitude: 68.4°
Azimuth: 299.9°

Distance of HR7244 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7244 is distant 1,309.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

401.61 pc
1,309.24 ly
-28 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7244

HR7244 belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7244 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7244. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7244