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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 32.2°   Azimuth: 100.8°   Direction: East

HR7662 is a double bright giant star in the constellation of Sagitta.

HR7662 visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7662 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 HR7662:

Bright giant

HR7662 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 32.2°
Azimuth: 100.8°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7662

HR7662 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 HR7662 are provided in the following table:

20h 03m 16s
+18° 30’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7662 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7662 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7662.

Visibility of HR7662 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 HR7662 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: 71.5°
Max altitude: 57.0°
Azimuth: 288.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7662

The image below is a photograph of HR7662 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 HR7662 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7662 star
DSS2 image of HR7662. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7662 during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7662 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7662 is distant 848.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

260.42 pc
848.96 ly
9 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
-0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7662

HR7662 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7662 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7662. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR7662 star system properties

HR7662 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR7662 double sysyem:

47.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR7662