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HR6874

HR6874 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6874 visual magnitude is 5.55. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6874 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 HR6874:

5.55
Hypergiant
HR6874 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6874

HR6874 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6874 are provided in the following table:

18h 23m 28s
-36° 14’ 17”
357.44°
-10.5°
Sagittarius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6874 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6874 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6874.

Visibility of HR6874 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR6874 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 126.2°
Max altitude: 2.3°
Azimuth: 233.8°
HR6874 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6874

The image below is a photograph of HR6874 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 HR6874 is 0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6874 star
DSS2 image of HR6874. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6874 during the next 10000 years (2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6874 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6874 is distant 319.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

97.94 pc
319.29 ly
-6 km/s
0.017 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6874

HR6874 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.60
K0III
4695K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6874 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6874. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6874

SAO210075
SAO210075