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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 81.0°   Azimuth: 268.1°   Direction: West

HR7427 is a giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR7427 visual magnitude is 5.53. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7427 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 HR7427:


HR7427 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 81.0°
Azimuth: 268.1°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7427

HR7427 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 HR7427 are provided in the following table:

19h 31m 19s
+50° 18’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7427 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7427 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7427.

Visibility of HR7427 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR7427 is circumpolar and transits at 14:30 UTC (altitude: 88.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7427

The image below is a photograph of HR7427 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 HR7427 is -0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.048 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7427 star
DSS2 image of HR7427. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7427 during the next 10000 years (-4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7427 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7427 is distant 465.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

142.65 pc
465.05 ly
-9 km/s
-0.029 arcsec/year
0.048 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7427

HR7427 belongs to spectral class K1


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7427 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7427. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7427