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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:31
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Altitude: 25.7°   Azimuth: 285.5°   Direction: West-North-West

HR7466 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR7466 visual magnitude is 6.43. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7466 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 HR7466 is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7466 star
DSS2 image of HR7466. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7466 during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR7466


HR7466 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 25.7°
Azimuth: 285.5°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7466

HR7466 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 HR7466 are provided in the following table:

19h 37m 09s
+29° 20’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7466 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7466 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7466.

Visibility of HR7466 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 HR7466 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: 60.7°
Max altitude: 67.9°
Azimuth: 299.3°

Distance of HR7466 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7466 is distant 873.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

268.10 pc
873.99 ly
-20 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7466

HR7466 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7466 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7466. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR7466 star system properties

HR7466 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR7466 double sysyem:

20.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR7466