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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 56.5°   Azimuth: 221.8°   Direction: South-West

HR6854 is a multiple star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6854 visual magnitude is 6.63. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6854 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 HR6854:


HR6854 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 56.5°
Azimuth: 221.8°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6854

HR6854 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 HR6854 are provided in the following table:

18h 18m 07s
+23° 17’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6854 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6854 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6854.

Visibility of HR6854 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 HR6854 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: 66.7°
Max altitude: 61.8°
Azimuth: 293.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6854

The image below is a photograph of HR6854 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 HR6854 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6854 star
DSS2 image of HR6854. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6854 during the next 10000 years (1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6854 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6854 is distant 1,671.79 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

512.82 pc
1,671.79 ly
3 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6854

HR6854 belongs to spectral class K5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6854 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6854. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6854 star system properties

HR6854 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6854 double sysyem:

155.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6854