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Altitude: 19.8°   Azimuth: 41.6°   Direction: North-East

HR7468 is a giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR7468 visual magnitude is 5.17. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7468 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 HR7468:


HR7468 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 19.8°
Azimuth: 41.6°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7468

HR7468 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 HR7468 are provided in the following table:

19h 36m 37s
+44° 41’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7468 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7468 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7468.

Visibility of HR7468 from your location

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

HR7468 is circumpolar and transits at 14:32 UTC (altitude: 83.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7468

The image below is a photograph of HR7468 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 HR7468 is -0.101 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.102 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7468 star
DSS2 image of HR7468. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7468 during the next 1000 years (-1.68 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.70 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7468 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7468 is distant 132.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

40.58 pc
132.31 ly
-5 km/s
-0.101 arcsec/year
-0.102 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7468

HR7468 belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7468 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7468. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7468