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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 19:12 | Tran: 23:20 | Set: 3:32
Alt: -29.65°   Az: 274.19°   Direction: West

HR6704 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6704 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its faintness, HR6704 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.

HR6704 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Image of HR6704 star
DSS2 image of HR6704. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6704 during the next 100000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


18h 01m 27s
-20° 20’ 19”
07h 29m 43s
01h 31m 10s


18h 00m 00s
-20° 20’ 21”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6704 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6704.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6704 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6704. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR6704 is distant 857.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

263.16 pc
857.89 ly
-8 km/s
0.005 arcsec/y
-0.007 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR6704 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.3°
Max altitude: 18.2°
Azimuth: 249.7°