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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: 57.7°   Azimuth: 296.9°   Direction: West-North-West

HR6817 is a giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6817 visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6817 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 HR6817 is 0.104 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.245 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6817 star
DSS2 image of HR6817. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6817 during the next 1000 years (1.73 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.08 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6817


HR6817 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 57.7°
Azimuth: 296.9°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6817

HR6817 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 HR6817 are provided in the following table:

18h 10m 31s
+54° 17’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6817 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6817 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6817.

Visibility of HR6817 from your location

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

HR6817 is circumpolar and transits at 07:16 UTC (altitude: 87.2°)

Distance of HR6817 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6817 is distant 163.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

50.00 pc
163.00 ly
-16 km/s
0.104 arcsec/year
0.245 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6817

HR6817 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 HR6817 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6817. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6817