HR6898 is a double giant star in the constellation of Serpens.
HR6898 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6898 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 HR6898:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6898
HR6898 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 HR6898 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6898 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6898 from your location
Today's HR6898 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6898
The image below is a photograph of HR6898 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 HR6898 is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6898 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6898 is distant 432.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6898
HR6898 belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6898 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6898 star system properties
HR6898 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6898 double sysyem: