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HR6882

HR6882 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6882 visual magnitude is 5.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6882 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 HR6882:

5.41
Hypergiant
HR6882 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 53°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6882

HR6882 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 HR6882 are provided in the following table:

18h 22m 08s
+23° 17’ 07”
51.07°
16.53°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6882 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6882 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6882.

Visibility of HR6882 from your location

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

Today's HR6882 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.7°
Max altitude: 61.8°
Azimuth: 293.3°
HR6882 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6882

The image below is a photograph of HR6882 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 HR6882 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.077 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6882 star
DSS2 image of HR6882. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6882 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 12.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6882 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6882 is distant 676.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 58 kilometers per second.

207.47 pc
676.35 ly
-58 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
0.077 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6882

HR6882 belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

-1.17
M0III
3649K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6882 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6882. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6882

SAO85975
SAO85975