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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 9.1°   Azimuth: 129.4°   Direction: South-East

HR7496 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR7496 visual magnitude is 5.49. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7496 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 HR7496 is 0.154 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.18 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7496 star
DSS2 image of HR7496. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7496 during the next 1000 years (2.57 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR7496


HR7496 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 9.1°
Azimuth: 129.4°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7496

HR7496 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 HR7496 are provided in the following table:

19h 43m 33s
-15° 28’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7496 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7496 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7496.

Visibility of HR7496 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 HR7496 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: 105.5°
Max altitude: 23.1°
Azimuth: 254.5°

Distance of HR7496 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7496 is distant 119.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

36.68 pc
119.59 ly
13 km/s
0.154 arcsec/year
-0.18 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7496

HR7496 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7496 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7496. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR7496 star system properties

HR7496 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR7496 double sysyem:

70.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR7496