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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:46 south
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Altitude: -11.5°   Azimuth: 130.5°   Direction: South-East

HR7296 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR7296 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7296 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 HR7296:


HR7296 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -11.5°
Azimuth: 130.5°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7296

HR7296 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 HR7296 are provided in the following table:

19h 16m 32s
-33° 31’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7296 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7296 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7296.

Visibility of HR7296 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 HR7296 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: 123.5°
Max altitude: 5.0°
Azimuth: 236.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7296

The image below is a photograph of HR7296 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 HR7296 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7296 star
DSS2 image of HR7296. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7296 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7296 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7296 is distant 9,055.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

2,777.78 pc
9,055.56 ly
-23 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7296

HR7296 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7296 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7296. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7296