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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:47  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:52 south
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Altitude: 38.3°   Azimuth: 24.4°   Direction: North-North-East

HR7563 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR7563 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7563 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 HR7563:


HR7563 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 38.3°
Azimuth: 24.4°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7563

HR7563 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR7563 are provided in the following table:

19h 46m 44s
+68° 26’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7563 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7563 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7563.

Visibility of HR7563 from your location

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

HR7563 is circumpolar and transits at 19:33 UTC (altitude: 73.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7563

The image below is a photograph of HR7563 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 HR7563 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7563 star
DSS2 image of HR7563. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7563 during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7563 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7563 is distant 524.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

161.03 pc
524.96 ly
-12 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7563

HR7563 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7563 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7563. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7563