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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:38  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:28


HR6769 is a giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6769 visual magnitude is 5.52. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6769 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 HR6769:

HR6769 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6769

HR6769 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 HR6769 are provided in the following table:

18h 07m 48s
-17° 09’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6769 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6769 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6769.

Visibility of HR6769 from your location

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

Today's HR6769 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.2°
Max altitude: 21.4°
Azimuth: 252.8°
HR6769 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6769

The image below is a photograph of HR6769 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 HR6769 is -0.099 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.059 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6769 star
DSS2 image of HR6769. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6769 during the next 1000 years (-1.65 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.98 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6769 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6769 is distant 249.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

76.45 pc
249.24 ly
-32 km/s
-0.099 arcsec/year
0.059 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6769

HR6769 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6769 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6769. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6769