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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -41.1°   Azimuth: 203.7°   Direction: South-South-West

HR6774 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Apus.

HR6774 visual magnitude is 6.73. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6774 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 HR6774 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6774 star
DSS2 image of HR6774. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6774 during the next 10000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6774

Bright giant

HR6774 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -41.1°
Azimuth: 203.7°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6774

HR6774 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6774 are provided in the following table:

18h 14m 24s
-70° 45’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6774 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6774 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6774.

Visibility of HR6774 from your location

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

HR6774 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR6774 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6774 is distant 1,268.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

389.11 pc
1,268.48 ly
-7 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6774

HR6774 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6774 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6774. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6774