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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:45  
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Altitude: 7.3°   Azimuth: 352.2°   Direction: North

HR6702 is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6702 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6702 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 HR6702:

Bright giant

HR6702 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 7.3°
Azimuth: 352.2°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6702

HR6702 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 HR6702 are provided in the following table:

17h 56m 48s
+45° 21’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6702 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6702 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6702.

Visibility of HR6702 from your location

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

HR6702 is circumpolar and transits at 13:04 UTC (altitude: 83.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6702

The image below is a photograph of HR6702 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 HR6702 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6702 star
DSS2 image of HR6702. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6702 during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6702 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6702 is distant 1,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

306.75 pc
1,000.00 ly
13 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6702

HR6702 belongs to spectral class M5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6702 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6702. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6702