HR6861 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
HR6861 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6861 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 HR6861:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6861
HR6861 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 HR6861 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6861 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6861 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR6861 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6861
The image below is a photograph of HR6861 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 HR6861 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6861 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6861 is distant 1,164.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6861
HR6861 belongs to spectral class M5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6861 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.