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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 13.2°   Azimuth: 331.5°   Direction: North-North-West

HR6702 is a variable bright giant star of spectral class M5 in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6702 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its faintness, HR6702 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

HR6702 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

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);

Apparent Coordinates

17h 57m 30s
+45° 20’ 56”

J2000 Coordinates

17h 56m 48s
+45° 21’ 02”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6702 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6702.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

Bright giant


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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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/y
-0.028 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

HR6702 is circumpolar and transits at 22:27 UTC (altitude: 83.9°)