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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: 70.7°   Azimuth: 185.3°   Direction: South

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 skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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.

Image of HR6768 star
DSS2 image of HR6768. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6768 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6768


HR6768 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 70.7°
Azimuth: 185.3°
Direction: South

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:

18h 05m 49s
+32° 13’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6768 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6768 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6768.

Visibility of HR6768 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 HR6768 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: 57.8°
Max altitude: 70.8°
Azimuth: 302.2°

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.

213.22 pc
695.10 ly
1 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6768. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6768