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HR7487 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR7487 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7487 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 HR7487:

Bright giant
HR7487 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 8°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7487

HR7487 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 HR7487 are provided in the following table:

19h 39m 34s
+45° 57’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7487 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7487 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7487.

Visibility of HR7487 from your location

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

HR7487 is circumpolar and transits at 03:13 UTC (altitude: 84.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7487

The image below is a photograph of HR7487 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 HR7487 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.046 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7487 star
DSS2 image of HR7487. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7487 during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7487 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7487 is distant 402.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

123.46 pc
402.47 ly
-10 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
0.046 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7487

HR7487 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7487 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7487. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7487