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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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HR6694

Altitude: 4.9°   Azimuth: 203.0°   Direction: South-South-West

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 skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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);

Key facts about HR6694

7.04
Bright giant

HR6694 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 4.9°
Azimuth: 203.0°
Direction: South-South-West

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 hemisphere. 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”
0.36°
-3.19°
Sagittarius

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 edit_location_alt
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 edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.3°
Max altitude: 8.3°
Azimuth: 239.7°

Spectral properties of HR6694

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

G8II
4603K

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:

7.04
8.84
1.8
5.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6694

SAO209553
SAO209553