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HR6792 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6792 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6792 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 HR6792:

HR6792 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 16°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6792

HR6792 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 HR6792 are provided in the following table:

18h 07m 06s
+49° 42’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6792 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6792 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6792.

Visibility of HR6792 from your location

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

HR6792 is circumpolar and transits at 07:02 UTC (altitude: 88.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6792

The image below is a photograph of HR6792 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 HR6792 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6792 star
DSS2 image of HR6792. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6792 during the next 10000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6792 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6792 is distant 721.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

221.24 pc
721.24 ly
-21 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6792

HR6792 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6792 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6792. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6792 star system properties

HR6792 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6792 double sysyem:

2.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6792