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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: 39.7°   Azimuth: 255.7°   Direction: West-South-West

HR7490 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Vulpecula.

HR7490 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7490 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 HR7490:


HR7490 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 39.7°
Azimuth: 255.7°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7490

HR7490 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 HR7490 are provided in the following table:

19h 41m 14s
+22° 27’ 10”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7490 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7490 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7490.

Visibility of HR7490 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 HR7490 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: 67.5°
Max altitude: 61.0°
Azimuth: 292.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7490

The image below is a photograph of HR7490 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 HR7490 is 0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7490 star
DSS2 image of HR7490. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7490 during the next 10000 years (4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7490 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7490 is distant 1,442.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

442.48 pc
1,442.48 ly
-23 km/s
0.025 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7490

HR7490 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7490 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7490. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7490