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HR7696

Altitude: -21.4°   Azimuth: 350.8°   Direction: North

HR7696 is a giant star in the constellation of Sagitta.

HR7696 visual magnitude is 6.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7696 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 HR7696:

6.42
Giant

HR7696 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -21.4°
Azimuth: 350.8°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7696

HR7696 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 HR7696 are provided in the following table:

20h 08m 06s
+16° 39’ 51”
56.71°
-8.58°
Sagitta

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7696 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7696 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7696.

Visibility of HR7696 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 HR7696 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: 73.3°
Max altitude: 55.2°
Azimuth: 286.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7696

The image below is a photograph of HR7696 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 HR7696 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7696 star
DSS2 image of HR7696. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7696 during the next 100000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7696 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7696 is distant 4,233.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

1,298.70 pc
4,233.77 ly
11 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7696

HR7696 belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-4.15
M3III
3266K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7696 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7696. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7696

SAO105733
SAO105733