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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:50  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 43.0°   Azimuth: 111.2°   Direction: East-South-East

HR6763 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6763 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6763 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 HR6763:


HR6763 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 43.0°
Azimuth: 111.2°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6763

HR6763 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 HR6763 are provided in the following table:

18h 05m 30s
+21° 38’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6763 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6763 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6763.

Visibility of HR6763 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 HR6763 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: 68.4°
Max altitude: 60.2°
Azimuth: 291.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6763

The image below is a photograph of HR6763 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 HR6763 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6763 star
DSS2 image of HR6763. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6763 during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6763 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6763 is distant 412.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 35 kilometers per second.

126.58 pc
412.66 ly
-35 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6763

HR6763 belongs to spectral class K3


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6763 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6763. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6763