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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:50  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:19


HR6727 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6727 visual magnitude is 6.74. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6727 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 HR6727:

HR6727 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 10°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6727

HR6727 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 HR6727 are provided in the following table:

18h 03m 01s
-22° 43’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6727 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6727 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6727.

Visibility of HR6727 from your location

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

Today's HR6727 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.7°
Max altitude: 15.8°
Azimuth: 247.3°
HR6727 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6727

The image below is a photograph of HR6727 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 HR6727 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6727 star
DSS2 image of HR6727. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6727 during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6727 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6727 is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

10,000,000.00 pc
32,600,000.00 ly
-7 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6727

HR6727 belongs to spectral class B0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6727 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6727. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6727