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HR6699

HR6699 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6699 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6699 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 HR6699:

6.1
Hypergiant
HR6699 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 20°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6699

HR6699 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6699 are provided in the following table:

17h 55m 23s
+55° 58’ 17”
84.15°
29.9°
Draco

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6699 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6699 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6699.

Visibility of HR6699 from your location

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

HR6699 is circumpolar and transits at 01:26 UTC (altitude: 85.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6699

The image below is a photograph of HR6699 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 HR6699 is 0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.126 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6699 star
DSS2 image of HR6699. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6699 during the next 1000 years (0.62 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.10 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6699 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6699 is distant 183.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

56.34 pc
183.66 ly
-27 km/s
0.037 arcsec/year
0.126 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6699

HR6699 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.

2.35
F0IV
7337K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6699 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6699. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6699

SAO30645
SAO30645