HR6768 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hercules.
HR6768 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6768 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 HR6768:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6768
HR6768 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 HR6768 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6768 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6768 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6768
The image below is a photograph of HR6768 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 HR6768 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6768 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6768 is distant 695.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6768
HR6768 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6768 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.