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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:51  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:00 south
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HR7542 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Aquila.

HR7542 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7542 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 HR7542:

HR7542 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 21°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7542

HR7542 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 HR7542 are provided in the following table:

19h 48m 30s
+10° 41’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7542 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7542 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7542.

Visibility of HR7542 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 HR7542 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: 79.3°
Max altitude: 49.2°
Azimuth: 280.7°
HR7542 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7542

The image below is a photograph of HR7542 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 HR7542 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7542 star
DSS2 image of HR7542. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7542 during the next 100000 years (-11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7542 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7542 is distant 1,762.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

540.54 pc
1,762.16 ly
-5 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7542

HR7542 belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7542 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7542. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7542