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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:50  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -11.0°   Azimuth: 132.0°   Direction: South-East

HR6893 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6893 visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6893 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 HR6893:


HR6893 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -11.0°
Azimuth: 132.0°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6893

HR6893 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6893 are provided in the following table:

18h 25m 54s
-33° 56’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6893 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6893 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6893.

Visibility of HR6893 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 HR6893 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: 123.9°
Max altitude: 4.6°
Azimuth: 236.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6893

The image below is a photograph of HR6893 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 HR6893 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6893 star
DSS2 image of HR6893. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6893 during the next 100000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6893 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6893 is distant 961.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

294.99 pc
961.65 ly
-6 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6893

HR6893 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6893 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6893. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6893