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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: 74.8°   Azimuth: 171.2°   Direction: South

HR6793 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6793 visual magnitude is 5.48. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6793 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 HR6793:


HR6793 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 74.8°
Azimuth: 171.2°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6793

HR6793 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 HR6793 are provided in the following table:

18h 08m 02s
+36° 24’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6793 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6793 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6793.

Visibility of HR6793 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 HR6793 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: 53.6°
Max altitude: 74.9°
Azimuth: 306.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6793

The image below is a photograph of HR6793 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 HR6793 is -0.095 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.183 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6793 star
DSS2 image of HR6793. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6793 during the next 1000 years (-1.58 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.05 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6793 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6793 is distant 208.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

63.86 pc
208.17 ly
-7 km/s
-0.095 arcsec/year
-0.183 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6793

HR6793 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6793 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6793. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6793