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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:36 south
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Altitude: -15.5°   Azimuth: 78.0°   Direction: East-North-East

HR6706 is a giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6706 visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6706 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 HR6706:


HR6706 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -15.5°
Azimuth: 78.0°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6706

HR6706 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 HR6706 are provided in the following table:

17h 59m 36s
-04° 49’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6706 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6706 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6706.

Visibility of HR6706 from your location

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

Today's HR6706 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 94.8°
Max altitude: 33.7°
Azimuth: 265.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6706

The image below is a photograph of HR6706 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 HR6706 is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.093 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6706 star
DSS2 image of HR6706. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6706 during the next 1000 years (-0.23 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.55 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6706 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6706 is distant 552.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

169.49 pc
552.54 ly
-32 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.093 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6706

HR6706 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6706 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6706. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6706