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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 28.5°   Azimuth: 320.9°   Direction: North-West

HR7962 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cygnus.

HR7962 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7962 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 HR7962:


HR7962 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 28.5°
Azimuth: 320.9°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7962

HR7962 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 HR7962 are provided in the following table:

20h 46m 21s
+52° 59’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7962 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7962 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7962.

Visibility of HR7962 from your location

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

HR7962 is circumpolar and transits at 03:41 UTC (altitude: 88.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7962

The image below is a photograph of HR7962 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 HR7962 is -0.081 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.103 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7962 star
DSS2 image of HR7962. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7962 during the next 1000 years (-1.35 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.72 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7962 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7962 is distant 433.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

132.98 pc
433.51 ly
-29 km/s
-0.081 arcsec/year
-0.103 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7962

HR7962 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7962 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7962. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7962