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Altitude: 32.6°   Azimuth: 296.8°   Direction: West-North-West

HR6824 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6824 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6824 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 HR6824:


HR6824 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 32.6°
Azimuth: 296.8°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6824

HR6824 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 HR6824 are provided in the following table:

18h 12m 42s
+41° 08’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6824 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6824 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6824.

Visibility of HR6824 from your location

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

HR6824 is circumpolar and transits at 13:04 UTC (altitude: 79.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6824

The image below is a photograph of HR6824 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 HR6824 is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.046 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6824 star
DSS2 image of HR6824. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6824 during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6824 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6824 is distant 475.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 48 kilometers per second.

145.99 pc
475.91 ly
-48 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.046 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6824

HR6824 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6824 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6824. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6824