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HR6878 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Scutum.

HR6878 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6878 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 HR6878:

HR6878 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6878

HR6878 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 HR6878 are provided in the following table:

18h 23m 02s
-10° 13’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6878 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6878 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6878.

Visibility of HR6878 from your location

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

Today's HR6878 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 100.2°
Max altitude: 28.3°
Azimuth: 259.8°
HR6878 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6878

The image below is a photograph of HR6878 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 HR6878 is 0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6878 star
DSS2 image of HR6878. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6878 during the next 10000 years (4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6878 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6878 is distant 342.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

105.15 pc
342.80 ly
-24 km/s
0.024 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6878

HR6878 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6878 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6878. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6878