HR7966 is a double giant star in the constellation of Cygnus.
HR7966 visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7966 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 HR7966:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7966
HR7966 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 HR7966 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7966 in the sky:
Visibility of HR7966 from your location
HR7966 is circumpolar and transits at 12:55 UTC (altitude: 84.1°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7966
The image below is a photograph of HR7966 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 HR7966 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR7966 from the Sun and relative movement
HR7966 is distant 1,309.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR7966
HR7966 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 HR7966 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR7966 star system properties
HR7966 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 HR7966 double sysyem: