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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:49  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:04 south
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HR6883 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6883 visual magnitude is 5.89. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6883 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 HR6883:

HR6883 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 7°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6883

HR6883 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 HR6883 are provided in the following table:

18h 22m 35s
+12° 01’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6883 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6883 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6883.

Visibility of HR6883 from your location

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

Today's HR6883 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.0°
Max altitude: 50.5°
Azimuth: 282.0°
HR6883 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6883

The image below is a photograph of HR6883 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 HR6883 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6883 star
DSS2 image of HR6883. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6883 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6883 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6883 is distant 478.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 55 kilometers per second.

146.84 pc
478.71 ly
-55 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6883

HR6883 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6883 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6883. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6883