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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:41  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: 35.0°   Azimuth: 217.1°   Direction: South-West

HR6834 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6834 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6834 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 HR6834:


HR6834 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 35.0°
Azimuth: 217.1°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6834

HR6834 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6834 are provided in the following table:

18h 16m 05s
+02° 22’ 40”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6834 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6834 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6834.

Visibility of HR6834 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 HR6834 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: 87.6°
Max altitude: 40.9°
Azimuth: 272.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6834

The image below is a photograph of HR6834 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 HR6834 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6834 star
DSS2 image of HR6834. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6834 during the next 10000 years (-0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6834 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6834 is distant 705.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

216.45 pc
705.63 ly
22 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6834

HR6834 belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6834 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6834. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6834