HR6716 is a variable and multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
HR6716 visual magnitude is 5.77. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6716 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 HR6716:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6716
HR6716 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 HR6716 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6716 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6716 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR6716 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 HR6716
The image below is a photograph of HR6716 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 HR6716 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6716 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6716 is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6716
HR6716 belongs to spectral class B0 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6716 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6716 star system properties
HR6716 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6716 double sysyem: