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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:04  
clear_day Transit: 12:47  
SunsetSet: 18:30 south
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Altitude: 47.2°   Azimuth: 93.5°   Direction: East

HR6726 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6726 visual magnitude is 5.99. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6726 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 HR6726:


HR6726 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 47.2°
Azimuth: 93.5°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6726

HR6726 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 HR6726 are provided in the following table:

18h 00m 36s
+33° 12’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6726 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6726 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6726.

Visibility of HR6726 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 HR6726 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: 56.8°
Max altitude: 71.7°
Azimuth: 303.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6726

The image below is a photograph of HR6726 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 HR6726 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6726 star
DSS2 image of HR6726. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6726 during the next 10000 years (-0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6726 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6726 is distant 746.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

228.83 pc
746.00 ly
-16 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6726

HR6726 belongs to spectral class K6


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6726 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6726. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6726