HR7944 is a giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR7944 visual magnitude is 5.78. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7944 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 HR7944:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7944
HR7944 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 HR7944 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7944 in the sky:
Visibility of HR7944 from your location
HR7944 is circumpolar and transits at 02:58 UTC (altitude: 85.0°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7944
The image below is a photograph of HR7944 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 HR7944 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR7944 from the Sun and relative movement
HR7944 is distant 964.50 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR7944
HR7944 belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7944 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.