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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 19:39 | Tran: 23:56 | Set: 4:16
Altitude: -47.8°   Azimuth: 52.1°   Direction: North-East

HR6863 is a variable supergiant star of spectral class F8 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6863 visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its faintness, HR6863 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 HR6863

Finder chart HR6863 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6863.

HR6863 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 HR6863 are provided in the following table:

18h 21m 23s
-18° 51’ 35”
Image of HR6863 star
DSS2 image of HR6863. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6863 during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6863


and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6863 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6863. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR6863 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6863 is distant 1,293.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

396.83 pc
1,293.65 ly
-3 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6863


Visibility of HR6863 from your location

Today's HR6863 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 108.9°
Max altitude: 19.7°
Azimuth: 251.1°