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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: 20.0°   Azimuth: 81.4°   Direction: East

HR7472 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Vulpecula.

HR7472 visual magnitude is 6.48. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7472 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 HR7472 is -0.055 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 HR7472 star
DSS2 image of HR7472. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7472 during the next 10000 years (-9.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR7472


HR7472 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 20.0°
Azimuth: 81.4°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7472

HR7472 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 HR7472 are provided in the following table:

19h 38m 17s
+20° 46’ 58”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7472 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7472 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7472.

Visibility of HR7472 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 HR7472 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: 69.2°
Max altitude: 59.3°
Azimuth: 290.8°

Distance of HR7472 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7472 is distant 571.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

175.44 pc
571.93 ly
5 km/s
-0.055 arcsec/year
-0.048 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7472

HR7472 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 HR7472 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7472. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7472