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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:38  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:43
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Altitude: -37.5°   Azimuth: 0.4°   Direction: North

HR6844 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6844 visual magnitude is 6.63. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6844 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6844 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6844 star
DSS2 image of HR6844. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6844 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6844


HR6844 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -37.5°
Azimuth: 0.4°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6844

HR6844 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 HR6844 are provided in the following table:

18h 17m 04s
+01° 00’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6844 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6844 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6844.

Visibility of HR6844 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 HR6844 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: 89.0°
Max altitude: 39.5°
Azimuth: 271.0°

Distance of HR6844 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6844 is distant 204.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

62.58 pc
204.01 ly
-34 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6844

HR6844 belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6844 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6844. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6844