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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:43  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:24


HR6762 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6762 visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6762 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 HR6762:

HR6762 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 11°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6762

HR6762 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 HR6762 are provided in the following table:

18h 07m 11s
-21° 26’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6762 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6762 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6762.

Visibility of HR6762 from your location

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

Today's HR6762 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 111.4°
Max altitude: 17.1°
Azimuth: 248.6°
HR6762 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6762

The image below is a photograph of HR6762 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 HR6762 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6762 star
DSS2 image of HR6762. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6762 during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6762 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6762 is distant 4,233.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

1,298.70 pc
4,233.77 ly
-9 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6762

HR6762 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 HR6762 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6762. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6762