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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:52  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 19.2°   Azimuth: 349.0°   Direction: North

HR6849 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6849 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6849 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 HR6849:


HR6849 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 19.2°
Azimuth: 349.0°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6849

HR6849 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6849 are provided in the following table:

18h 14m 41s
+56° 35’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6849 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6849 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6849.

Visibility of HR6849 from your location

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

HR6849 is circumpolar and transits at 12:58 UTC (altitude: 84.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6849

The image below is a photograph of HR6849 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 HR6849 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6849 star
DSS2 image of HR6849. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6849 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6849 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6849 is distant 347.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

106.50 pc
347.18 ly
-8 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
0.029 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6849

HR6849 belongs to spectral class F1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6849 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6849. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6849 star system properties

HR6849 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6849 double sysyem:

95.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6849