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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:31
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Altitude: 59.2°   Azimuth: 301.1°   Direction: West-North-West

HR7860 is a giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR7860 visual magnitude is 6.14. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7860 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR7860 is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7860 star
DSS2 image of HR7860. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7860 during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR7860


HR7860 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 59.2°
Azimuth: 301.1°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7860

HR7860 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 HR7860 are provided in the following table:

20h 31m 46s
+56° 46’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7860 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7860 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7860.

Visibility of HR7860 from your location

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

HR7860 is circumpolar and transits at 10:08 UTC (altitude: 84.7°)

Distance of HR7860 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7860 is distant 821.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

251.89 pc
821.16 ly
-15 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7860

HR7860 belongs to spectral class K5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7860 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7860. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7860