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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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Altitude: 48.8°   Azimuth: 226.6°   Direction: South-West

HR6885 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6885 visual magnitude is 5.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6885 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6885 is 0.071 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6885 star
DSS2 image of HR6885. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6885 during the next 10000 years (11.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6885


HR6885 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 48.8°
Azimuth: 226.6°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6885

HR6885 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 HR6885 are provided in the following table:

18h 22m 49s
+17° 49’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6885 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6885 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6885.

Visibility of HR6885 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 HR6885 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: 72.2°
Max altitude: 56.3°
Azimuth: 287.8°

Distance of HR6885 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6885 is distant 435.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

133.69 pc
435.83 ly
-19 km/s
0.071 arcsec/year
0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6885

HR6885 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6885 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6885. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6885