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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:47  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:52 south
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Altitude: 52.1°   Azimuth: 197.1°   Direction: South-South-West

HR7407 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Aquila.

HR7407 visual magnitude is 5.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7407 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 HR7407:


HR7407 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 52.1°
Azimuth: 197.1°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7407

HR7407 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR7407 are provided in the following table:

19h 29m 22s
+14° 35’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7407 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7407 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7407.

Visibility of HR7407 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 HR7407 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: 75.4°
Max altitude: 53.1°
Azimuth: 284.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7407

The image below is a photograph of HR7407 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 HR7407 is 0.045 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7407 star
DSS2 image of HR7407. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7407 during the next 10000 years (7.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7407 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7407 is distant 286.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

87.87 pc
286.47 ly
-40 km/s
0.045 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7407

HR7407 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7407 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7407. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7407