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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:38  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:28


HR7876 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR7876 visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7876 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 HR7876:

Bright giant
HR7876 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 21°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7876

HR7876 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 HR7876 are provided in the following table:

20h 34m 50s
+51° 51’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7876 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7876 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7876.

Visibility of HR7876 from your location

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

HR7876 is circumpolar and transits at 08:01 UTC (altitude: 89.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7876

The image below is a photograph of HR7876 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 HR7876 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7876 star
DSS2 image of HR7876. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7876 during the next 100000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7876 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7876 is distant 7,244.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

2,222.22 pc
7,244.44 ly
-13 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7876

HR7876 belongs to spectral class A9 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7876 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7876. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7876