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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:43  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:52 south
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Altitude: 61.4°   Azimuth: 26.4°   Direction: North-North-East

HR7868 is a giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR7868 visual magnitude is 6.27. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7868 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 HR7868:


HR7868 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 61.4°
Azimuth: 26.4°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7868

HR7868 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR7868 are provided in the following table:

20h 30m 00s
+72° 31’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7868 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7868 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7868.

Visibility of HR7868 from your location

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

HR7868 is circumpolar and transits at 15:45 UTC (altitude: 68.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7868

The image below is a photograph of HR7868 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 HR7868 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7868 star
DSS2 image of HR7868. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7868 during the next 10000 years (-0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7868 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7868 is distant 682.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 43 kilometers per second.

209.21 pc
682.01 ly
-43 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7868

HR7868 belongs to spectral class K4


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7868 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7868. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7868