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HR6881

HR6881 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Scutum.

HR6881 visual magnitude is 5.73. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6881 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 HR6881:

5.73
Sub-giant
HR6881 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6881

HR6881 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 HR6881 are provided in the following table:

18h 23m 12s
-12° 00’ 52”
19.04°
0.69°
Scutum

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6881 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6881 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6881.

Visibility of HR6881 from your location

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

Today's HR6881 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 102.0°
Max altitude: 26.5°
Azimuth: 258.0°
HR6881 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6881

The image below is a photograph of HR6881 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 HR6881 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6881 star
DSS2 image of HR6881. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6881 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6881 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6881 is distant 611.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

187.62 pc
611.63 ly
-11 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6881

HR6881 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.

-0.64
B8IV
10002K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6881 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6881. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6881

SAO161415
SAO161415