Your guide to the Solar System and the night sky
By donating now you help keep this site alive and free from ads. Please consider supporting this project.
🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23


HR6906 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6906 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6906 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 HR6906:

HR6906 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6906

HR6906 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 HR6906 are provided in the following table:

18h 25m 55s
+14° 58’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6906 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6906 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6906.

Visibility of HR6906 from your location

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

Today's HR6906 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.0°
Max altitude: 53.5°
Azimuth: 285.0°
HR6906 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6906

The image below is a photograph of HR6906 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 HR6906 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6906 star
DSS2 image of HR6906. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6906 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6906 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6906 is distant 373.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

114.68 pc
373.85 ly
-21 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6906

HR6906 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6906 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6906. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6906