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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:08 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:03
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HR6706

Above the horizon.  Rise: 17:30 | Tran: 23:04 | Set: 4:41
Alt: 20.13°   Az: 232.83°   Direction: South-West

HR6706 is a giant star of spectral class K5 in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

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

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);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

18h 00m 54s
-04° 49’ 16”
03h 14m 39s
21h 15m 34s

J2000

17h 59m 36s
-04° 49’ 17”

Galactic Coordinates

22.62°
9.24°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6706 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6706.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.87
Giant

-0.28
K5III
3705K

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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
552.54
-32 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/y
-0.093"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO142012
SAO142012

Visibility from Your Location

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

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