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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 82.9°   Azimuth: 41.6°   Direction: North-East

HR7944 is a giant star of spectral class M3 in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR7944 visual magnitude is 5.78. Because of its faintness, HR7944 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7944

Finder chart HR7944 star
Simplified finder chart for 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:

20h 44m 21s
+56° 29’ 17”
Image of HR7944 star
DSS2 image of HR7944. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7944 during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR7944


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 HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7944. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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.

295.86 pc
964.50 ly
-28 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR7944


Visibility of HR7944 from your location

HR7944 is circumpolar and transits at 02:29 UTC (altitude: 85.0°)