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HR6838

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:

5.75
Bright giant
HR6838 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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:

18h 17m 11s
-17° 22’ 26”
13.63°
-0.56°
Sagittarius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6838 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6838 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6838.

Visibility of HR6838 from your location

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

Today's HR6838 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.4°
Max altitude: 21.1°
Azimuth: 252.6°
HR6838 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of HR6838 star
DSS2 image of HR6838. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6838 during the next 10000 years (-0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

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.

320.51 pc
1,044.87 ly
-7 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6838

HR6838 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.

-1.78
K4II
3677K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6838 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6838. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6838

SAO161260
SAO161260