HR7956 is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.
HR7956 visual magnitude is 4.92. Because of its moderate brightness, HR7956 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR7956:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7956
HR7956 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 HR7956 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7956 in the sky:
Visibility of HR7956 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7956
The image below is a photograph of HR7956 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 HR7956 is 0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR7956 from the Sun and relative movement
HR7956 is distant 398.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR7956
HR7956 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7956 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR7956 star system properties
HR7956 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR7956 double sysyem: