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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 20:52 | Tran: 0:52 | Set: 4:57
Altitude: 15.5°   Azimuth: 163.2°   Direction: South-South-East

HR6762 is a hypergiant star of spectral class B0 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6762 visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its faintness, HR6762 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6762

Finder chart HR6762 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about HR6762


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

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

Alternative designations of HR6762


Visibility of HR6762 from your location

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

Azimuth: 111.4°
Max altitude: 17.1°
Azimuth: 248.6°