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Altitude: 19.1°   Azimuth: 39.1°   Direction: North-East

HR6718 is a variable star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6718 visual magnitude is 6.48. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6718 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 HR6718:


HR6718 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 19.1°
Azimuth: 39.1°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6718

HR6718 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6718 are provided in the following table:

17h 58m 52s
+45° 28’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6718 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6718 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6718.

Visibility of HR6718 from your location

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

HR6718 is circumpolar and transits at 13:26 UTC (altitude: 84.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6718

The image below is a photograph of HR6718 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 HR6718 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6718 star
DSS2 image of HR6718. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6718 during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6718 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6718 is distant 466.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

143.06 pc
466.38 ly
-19 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6718

HR6718 belongs to spectral class B9 HR6718 is also a SiSr chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6718 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6718. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6718