HR7971 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Microscopium.
HR7971 visual magnitude is 5.52. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7971 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 HR7971:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7971
HR7971 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR7971 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7971 in the sky:
Visibility of HR7971 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7971
The image below is a photograph of HR7971 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 HR7971 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR7971 from the Sun and relative movement
HR7971 is distant 626.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR7971
HR7971 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7971 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.