HR6838 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
HR6838 visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6838 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 HR6838:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6838
HR6838 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 HR6838 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6838 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6838 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6838
The image below is a photograph of HR6838 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 HR6838 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.
Distance of HR6838 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6838 is distant 1,044.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6838
HR6838 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6838 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.