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HR6785

HR6785 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Serpens.

HR6785 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6785 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 HR6785:

6.39
Hypergiant
HR6785 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6785

HR6785 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 HR6785 are provided in the following table:

18h 09m 43s
-13° 56’ 03”
15.79°
2.67°
Serpens

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6785 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6785 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6785.

Visibility of HR6785 from your location

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

Today's HR6785 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.9°
Max altitude: 24.6°
Azimuth: 256.1°
HR6785 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6785

The image below is a photograph of HR6785 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 HR6785 is 0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6785 star
DSS2 image of HR6785. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6785 during the next 10000 years (2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6785 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6785 is distant 669.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

205.34 pc
669.40 ly
-20 km/s
0.016 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6785

HR6785 belongs to spectral class K0

-0.17
K0
3918K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6785 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6785. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6785

SAO161125
SAO161125