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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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HR7970

Below the horizon.  Rise: 23:06 | Tran: 1:43 | Set: 4:16
Alt: -43.25°   Az: 270.85°   Direction: West

HR7970 is a giant star of spectral class K5 in the constellation of Microscopium.

HR7970 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its faintness, HR7970 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.

Image of HR7970 star
DSS2 image of HR7970. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7970 during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.17 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

20h 52m 17s
-31° 57’ 41”
08h 03m 26s
04h 55m 43s

J2000

20h 50m 47s
-32° 03’ 15”

Galactic Coordinates

12.08°
-38.12°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR7970 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7970.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.36
Giant

-0.28
K5III
3734K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7970 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7970. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR7970 is distant 695.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

213.22
695.10
-4 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/y
-0.061"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO212487
SAO212487

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR7970 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 122.0°
Max altitude: 6.6°
Azimuth: 238.0°