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Altitude: 15.2°   Azimuth: 321.9°   Direction: North-West

HR7762 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR7762 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7762 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 HR7762:

Bright giant

HR7762 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 15.2°
Azimuth: 321.9°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7762

HR7762 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 HR7762 are provided in the following table:

20h 17m 29s
+42° 43’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7762 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7762 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7762.

Visibility of HR7762 from your location

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

HR7762 is circumpolar and transits at 15:01 UTC (altitude: 81.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7762

The image below is a photograph of HR7762 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 HR7762 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7762 star
DSS2 image of HR7762. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7762 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7762 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7762 is distant 1,884.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

578.03 pc
1,884.39 ly
-17 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7762

HR7762 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7762 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7762. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7762