HR6870 is a variable star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
HR6870 visual magnitude is 5.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6870 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 HR6870:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6870
HR6870 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 HR6870 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6870 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6870 from your location
Today's HR6870 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6870
The image below is a photograph of HR6870 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 HR6870 is 0 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.
Distance of HR6870 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6870 is distant 618.60 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6870
HR6870 belongs to spectral class A
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6870 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.