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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 14.3°   Azimuth: 35.7°   Direction: North-East

HR7492 is a giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR7492 visual magnitude is 6.16. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7492 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 HR7492:


HR7492 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 14.3°
Azimuth: 35.7°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7492

HR7492 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 HR7492 are provided in the following table:

19h 40m 41s
+43° 04’ 40”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7492 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7492 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7492.

Visibility of HR7492 from your location

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

HR7492 is circumpolar and transits at 19:27 UTC (altitude: 81.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7492

The image below is a photograph of HR7492 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 HR7492 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7492 star
DSS2 image of HR7492. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7492 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7492 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7492 is distant 1,399.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

429.18 pc
1,399.14 ly
-5 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7492

HR7492 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7492 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7492. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7492