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HR6679

HR6679 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6679 visual magnitude is 6.52. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6679 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 HR6679:

6.52
Main-sequence
HR6679 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6679

HR6679 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 HR6679 are provided in the following table:

17h 55m 54s
-18° 48’ 07”
9.92°
3.16°
Sagittarius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6679 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6679 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6679.

Visibility of HR6679 from your location

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

Today's HR6679 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 108.8°
Max altitude: 19.7°
Azimuth: 251.2°
HR6679 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6679

The image below is a photograph of HR6679 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 HR6679 is 0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6679 star
DSS2 image of HR6679. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6679 during the next 10000 years (2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6679 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6679 is distant 362.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

111.23 pc
362.63 ly
4 km/s
0.016 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6679

HR6679 belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

1.29
A4V
9542K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6679 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6679. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6679

SAO160909
SAO160909