HR6842 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
HR6842 visual magnitude is 4.65. Because of its moderate brightness, HR6842 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR6842:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6842
HR6842 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6842 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6842 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6842 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6842
The image below is a photograph of HR6842 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 HR6842 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6842 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6842 is distant 699.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6842
HR6842 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6842 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.