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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:41  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: 2.2°   Azimuth: 221.4°   Direction: South-West

HR7277 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR7277 visual magnitude is 5.8. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7277 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 HR7277:


HR7277 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 2.2°
Azimuth: 221.4°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7277

HR7277 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 HR7277 are provided in the following table:

19h 13m 13s
-25° 54’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7277 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7277 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7277.

Visibility of HR7277 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 HR7277 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: 115.9°
Max altitude: 12.6°
Azimuth: 244.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7277

The image below is a photograph of HR7277 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 HR7277 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7277 star
DSS2 image of HR7277. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7277 during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7277 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7277 is distant 2,116.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

649.35 pc
2,116.88 ly
3 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7277

HR7277 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7277 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7277. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7277