Your guide to the Solar System and the night sky
By donating now you help keep this site alive and free from ads. Please consider supporting this project.
🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:48  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:21


HR6694 is a variable and multiple bright giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6694 visual magnitude is 7.04. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6694 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 HR6694:

Bright giant
HR6694 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6694

HR6694 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 HR6694 are provided in the following table:

17h 59m 05s
-30° 15’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6694 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6694 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6694.

Visibility of HR6694 from your location

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

Today's HR6694 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.3°
Max altitude: 8.3°
Azimuth: 239.7°
HR6694 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6694

The image below is a photograph of HR6694 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 HR6694 is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6694 star
DSS2 image of HR6694. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6694 during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of HR6694

HR6694 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


HR6694 star system properties

HR6694 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6694 double sysyem:

5.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6694