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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:01  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:11


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:

HR6898 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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:

18h 24m 56s
-01° 34’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6898 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6898 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6898.

Visibility of HR6898 from your location

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

Today's HR6898 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.6°
Max altitude: 36.9°
Azimuth: 268.4°
HR6898 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of HR6898 star
DSS2 image of HR6898. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6898 during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

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.

132.63 pc
432.36 ly
-10 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6898. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

0.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6898