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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:49  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -9.6°   Azimuth: 63.0°   Direction: East-North-East

HR7648 is a giant star in the constellation of Aquila.

HR7648 visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7648 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 HR7648:


HR7648 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -9.6°
Azimuth: 63.0°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7648

HR7648 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 HR7648 are provided in the following table:

20h 00m 58s
+08° 33’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7648 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7648 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7648.

Visibility of HR7648 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 HR7648 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: 81.4°
Max altitude: 47.1°
Azimuth: 278.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7648

The image below is a photograph of HR7648 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 HR7648 is 0.008 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 HR7648 star
DSS2 image of HR7648. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7648 during the next 100000 years (13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -15.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7648 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7648 is distant 898.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

275.48 pc
898.07 ly
-40 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7648

HR7648 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7648 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7648. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7648