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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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Altitude: 2.7°   Azimuth: 31.3°   Direction: North-North-East

HR7272 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Lyra.

HR7272 visual magnitude is 6.74. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7272 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 HR7272 is 0.053 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.195 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7272 star
DSS2 image of HR7272. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7272 during the next 1000 years (0.88 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.25 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR7272


HR7272 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 2.7°
Azimuth: 31.3°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7272

HR7272 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 HR7272 are provided in the following table:

19h 09m 04s
+34° 36’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7272 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7272 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7272.

Visibility of HR7272 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 HR7272 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: 55.4°
Max altitude: 73.1°
Azimuth: 304.6°

Distance of HR7272 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7272 is distant 159.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 41 kilometers per second.

48.97 pc
159.65 ly
-41 km/s
0.053 arcsec/year
0.195 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7272

HR7272 belongs to spectral class G1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7272 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7272. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR7272 star system properties

HR7272 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 HR7272 double sysyem:

16.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR7272