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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: 75.7°   Azimuth: 161.0°   Direction: South-South-East

HR7568 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR7568 visual magnitude is 6.06. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7568 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 HR7568:

Bright giant

HR7568 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 75.7°
Azimuth: 161.0°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7568

HR7568 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 HR7568 are provided in the following table:

19h 50m 47s
+37° 49’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7568 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7568 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7568.

Visibility of HR7568 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 HR7568 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: 52.2°
Max altitude: 76.3°
Azimuth: 307.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7568

The image below is a photograph of HR7568 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 HR7568 is 0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7568 star
DSS2 image of HR7568. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7568 during the next 10000 years (4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7568 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7568 is distant 3,395.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

1,041.67 pc
3,395.83 ly
-16 km/s
0.024 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7568

HR7568 belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7568 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7568. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7568