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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 22:39 | Tran: 1:50 | Set: 4:58
Altitude: -54.1°   Azimuth: 64.4°   Direction: East-North-East

HR6864 is a giant star of spectral class A3 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6864 visual magnitude is 6.16. Because of its faintness, HR6864 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 HR6864

Finder chart HR6864 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6864.

HR6864 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6864 are provided in the following table:

18h 22m 00s
-28° 25’ 47”
Image of HR6864 star
DSS2 image of HR6864. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6864 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6864


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6864 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6864. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR6864 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6864 is distant 474.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

145.56 pc
474.53 ly
-12 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6864


Visibility of HR6864 from your location

Today's HR6864 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 118.4°
Max altitude: 10.1°
Azimuth: 241.6°