HR6704 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
HR6704 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6704 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 HR6704:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6704
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. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6704 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6704 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6704 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR6704 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6704
The image below is a photograph of HR6704 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 HR6704 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6704 from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of HR6704
HR6704 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6704 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.