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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:59 south
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Altitude: 0.1°   Azimuth: 161.1°   Direction: South-South-East

HR6748 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6748 visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6748 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 HR6748:


HR6748 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 0.1°
Azimuth: 161.1°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6748

HR6748 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6748 are provided in the following table:

18h 06m 23s
-36° 01’ 10”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6748 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6748 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6748.

Visibility of HR6748 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 HR6748 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: 126.0°
Max altitude: 2.5°
Azimuth: 234.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6748

The image below is a photograph of HR6748 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 HR6748 is 0.11 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6748 star
DSS2 image of HR6748. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6748 during the next 1000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.25 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6748 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6748 is distant 56.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

17.37 pc
56.62 ly
13 km/s
0.11 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6748

HR6748 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6748 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6748. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6748

Gl 702.1