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Altitude: 70.1°   Azimuth: 256.9°   Direction: West-South-West

HR7919 is a giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR7919 visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7919 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 HR7919:


HR7919 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 70.1°
Azimuth: 256.9°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7919

HR7919 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 HR7919 are provided in the following table:

20h 40m 03s
+43° 27’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7919 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7919 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7919.

Visibility of HR7919 from your location

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

HR7919 is circumpolar and transits at 19:54 UTC (altitude: 82.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7919

The image below is a photograph of HR7919 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 HR7919 is -0.07 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.063 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7919 star
DSS2 image of HR7919. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7919 during the next 10000 years (-11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7919 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7919 is distant 470.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

144.30 pc
470.42 ly
-19 km/s
-0.07 arcsec/year
-0.063 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7919

HR7919 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7919 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7919. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7919