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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:31
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Altitude: 16.9°   Azimuth: 44.2°   Direction: North-East

HR6853 is a giant star in the constellation of Lyra.

HR6853 visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6853 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 HR6853 is -0.163 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.069 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6853 star
DSS2 image of HR6853. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6853 during the next 1000 years (-2.72 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.15 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6853


HR6853 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 16.9°
Azimuth: 44.2°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6853

HR6853 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 HR6853 are provided in the following table:

18h 17m 06s
+40° 56’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6853 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6853 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6853.

Visibility of HR6853 from your location

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

HR6853 is circumpolar and transits at 07:54 UTC (altitude: 79.5°)

Distance of HR6853 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6853 is distant 348.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 73 kilometers per second.

106.84 pc
348.29 ly
-73 km/s
-0.163 arcsec/year
0.069 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6853

HR6853 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6853 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6853. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6853