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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:04  
clear_day Transit: 12:47  
SunsetSet: 18:30 south
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Altitude: 9.0°   Azimuth: 38.8°   Direction: North-East

HR7606 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR7606 visual magnitude is 5.76. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7606 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 HR7606:


HR7606 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 9.0°
Azimuth: 38.8°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7606

HR7606 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 HR7606 are provided in the following table:

19h 54m 48s
+36° 59’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7606 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7606 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7606.

Visibility of HR7606 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 HR7606 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: 53.0°
Max altitude: 75.5°
Azimuth: 307.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7606

The image below is a photograph of HR7606 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 HR7606 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7606 star
DSS2 image of HR7606. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7606 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7606 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7606 is distant 1,537.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

471.70 pc
1,537.74 ly
-24 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7606

HR7606 belongs to spectral class G1 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7606 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7606. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7606