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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:52  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -25.2°   Azimuth: 242.8°   Direction: West-South-West

HR7256 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR7256 visual magnitude is 6.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7256 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 HR7256:


HR7256 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -25.2°
Azimuth: 242.8°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7256

HR7256 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 HR7256 are provided in the following table:

19h 09m 36s
-36° 09’ 52”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7256 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7256 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7256.

Visibility of HR7256 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 HR7256 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: 126.2°
Max altitude: 2.4°
Azimuth: 233.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7256

The image below is a photograph of HR7256 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 HR7256 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7256 star
DSS2 image of HR7256. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7256 during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7256 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7256 is distant 915.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

280.90 pc
915.73 ly
-11 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7256

HR7256 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 HR7256 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7256. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7256