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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:49  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 0.9°   Azimuth: 142.3°   Direction: South-East

HR6692 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6692 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6692 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 HR6692:


HR6692 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 0.9°
Azimuth: 142.3°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6692

HR6692 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6692 are provided in the following table:

17h 58m 39s
-28° 45’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6692 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6692 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6692.

Visibility of HR6692 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 HR6692 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: 118.8°
Max altitude: 9.8°
Azimuth: 241.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6692

The image below is a photograph of HR6692 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 HR6692 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6692 star
DSS2 image of HR6692. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6692 during the next 100000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -15.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6692 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6692 is distant 1,330.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

408.16 pc
1,330.61 ly
-9 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6692

HR6692 belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6692 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6692. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6692 star system properties

HR6692 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6692 double sysyem:

0.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6692