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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:08  
clear_day Transit: 12:59  
SunsetSet: 19:51
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Altitude: 10.6°   Azimuth: 206.7°   Direction: South-South-West

HR7898 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Capricornus.

HR7898 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7898 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 HR7898 is 0.491 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.464 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7898 star
DSS2 image of HR7898. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7898 during the next 1000 years (8.18 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.73 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR7898


HR7898 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 10.6°
Azimuth: 206.7°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7898

HR7898 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 HR7898 are provided in the following table:

20h 40m 11s
-23° 46’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7898 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7898 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7898.

Visibility of HR7898 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 HR7898 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: 113.8°
Max altitude: 14.7°
Azimuth: 246.2°

Distance of HR7898 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7898 is distant 47.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 45 kilometers per second.

14.65 pc
47.74 ly
-45 km/s
0.491 arcsec/year
0.464 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7898

HR7898 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7898 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7898. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7898