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Altitude: 59.3°   Azimuth: 269.2°   Direction: West

HR6767 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6767 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6767 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 HR6767:


HR6767 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 59.3°
Azimuth: 269.2°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6767

HR6767 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6767 are provided in the following table:

18h 05m 00s
+41° 56’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6767 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6767 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6767.

Visibility of HR6767 from your location

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

HR6767 is circumpolar and transits at 13:00 UTC (altitude: 80.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6767

The image below is a photograph of HR6767 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 HR6767 is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.106 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6767 star
DSS2 image of HR6767. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6767 during the next 1000 years (-0.35 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.77 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6767 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6767 is distant 186.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

57.34 pc
186.93 ly
-20 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
0.106 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6767

HR6767 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6767 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6767. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6767 star system properties

HR6767 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6767 double sysyem:

23.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6767