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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:50  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:03 south
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HR7976 is a giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

HR7976 visual magnitude is 5.88. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7976 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 HR7976:

HR7976 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7976

HR7976 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR7976 are provided in the following table:

20h 50m 41s
-12° 32’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7976 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7976 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7976.

Visibility of HR7976 from your location

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

Today's HR7976 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 102.5°
Max altitude: 26.0°
Azimuth: 257.5°
HR7976 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7976

The image below is a photograph of HR7976 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 HR7976 is 0.126 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.07 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7976 star
DSS2 image of HR7976. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7976 during the next 1000 years (2.10 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7976 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7976 is distant 249.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 44 kilometers per second.

76.57 pc
249.62 ly
-44 km/s
0.126 arcsec/year
-0.07 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7976

HR7976 belongs to spectral class K1


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7976 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7976. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7976