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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:55 south
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Altitude: 0.7°   Azimuth: 352.4°   Direction: North

HR6826 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6826 visual magnitude is 6.04. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6826 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 HR6826:


HR6826 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 0.7°
Azimuth: 352.4°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6826

HR6826 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 HR6826 are provided in the following table:

18h 13m 04s
+38° 46’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6826 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6826 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6826.

Visibility of HR6826 from your location

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

HR6826 is circumpolar and transits at 18:03 UTC (altitude: 77.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6826

The image below is a photograph of HR6826 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 HR6826 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6826 star
DSS2 image of HR6826. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6826 during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6826 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6826 is distant 644.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

197.63 pc
644.27 ly
-9 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6826

HR6826 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6826 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6826. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6826