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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 21:27 | Tran: 1:06 | Set: 4:43
Altitude: 9.4°   Azimuth: 206.8°   Direction: South-South-West

HR6861 is a variable giant star of spectral class M5 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6861 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its faintness, HR6861 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6861

Finder chart HR6861 star
Simplified finder chart for 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:

18h 21m 31s
-24° 54’ 53”
Image of HR6861 star
DSS2 image of HR6861. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6861 during the next 100000 years (11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6861


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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6861. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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.

357.14 pc
1,164.29 ly
3 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6861


Visibility of HR6861 from your location

Today's HR6861 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.9°
Max altitude: 13.6°
Azimuth: 245.1°