Your guide to the Solar System and the night sky
🌎 Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR6846

HR6846 is a giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6846 visual magnitude is 6.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6846 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 HR6846:

6.51
Giant
HR6846 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6846

HR6846 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 HR6846 are provided in the following table:

18h 18m 41s
-25° 36’ 16”
6.53°
-4.75°
Sagittarius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6846 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6846 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6846.

Visibility of HR6846 from your location

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

Today's HR6846 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 115.6°
Max altitude: 12.9°
Azimuth: 244.4°
HR6846 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6846

The image below is a photograph of HR6846 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 HR6846 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6846 star
DSS2 image of HR6846. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6846 during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6846 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6846 is distant 538.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 46 kilometers per second.

165.29 pc
538.84 ly
-46 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6846

HR6846 belongs to spectral class K1

0.42
K1
4051K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6846 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6846. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6846

SAO186629
SAO186629