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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:57  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:27
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Altitude: 1.6°   Azimuth: 236.7°   Direction: West-South-West

HR6848 is a variable and multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6848 visual magnitude is 6.84. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6848 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6848 is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6848 star
DSS2 image of HR6848. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6848 during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6848


HR6848 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.6°
Azimuth: 236.7°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6848

HR6848 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 HR6848 are provided in the following table:

18h 18m 43s
-18° 37’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6848 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6848 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6848.

Visibility of HR6848 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 HR6848 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: 108.6°
Max altitude: 19.9°
Azimuth: 251.4°

Spectral properties of HR6848

HR6848 belongs to spectral class B0 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a hypergiant star.


HR6848 star system properties

HR6848 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6848 double sysyem:

0.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6848