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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -38.8°   Azimuth: 278.2°   Direction: West

HR6672 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6672 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6672 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 HR6672:

Bright giant

HR6672 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -38.8°
Azimuth: 278.2°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6672

HR6672 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 HR6672 are provided in the following table:

17h 54m 53s
-24° 53’ 13”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6672 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6672 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6672.

Visibility of HR6672 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 HR6672 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: 114.9°
Max altitude: 13.6°
Azimuth: 245.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6672

The image below is a photograph of HR6672 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 HR6672 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6672 star
DSS2 image of HR6672. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6672 during the next 100000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6672 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6672 is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

10,000,000.00 pc
32,600,000.00 ly
-11 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6672

HR6672 belongs to spectral class O7 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6672 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6672. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6672