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Altitude: 76.7°   Azimuth: 261.9°   Direction: West

HR7600 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR7600 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7600 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 HR7600:


HR7600 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 76.7°
Azimuth: 261.9°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7600

HR7600 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 HR7600 are provided in the following table:

19h 53m 01s
+47° 48’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7600 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7600 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7600.

Visibility of HR7600 from your location

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

HR7600 is circumpolar and transits at 15:23 UTC (altitude: 86.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7600

The image below is a photograph of HR7600 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 HR7600 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7600 star
DSS2 image of HR7600. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7600 during the next 100000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -15.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7600 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7600 is distant 3,018.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 65 kilometers per second.

925.93 pc
3,018.52 ly
-65 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7600

HR7600 belongs to spectral class B0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7600 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7600. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7600