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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:50  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:32
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Altitude: 19.5°   Azimuth: 66.3°   Direction: East-North-East

HR6917 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6917 visual magnitude is 5.83. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6917 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 HR6917 is 0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6917 star
DSS2 image of HR6917. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6917 during the next 10000 years (4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6917


HR6917 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 19.5°
Azimuth: 66.3°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6917

HR6917 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6917 are provided in the following table:

18h 25m 58s
+29° 49’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6917 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6917 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6917.

Visibility of HR6917 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 HR6917 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: 60.2°
Max altitude: 68.3°
Azimuth: 299.8°

Distance of HR6917 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6917 is distant 427.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

131.06 pc
427.26 ly
9 km/s
0.026 arcsec/year
-0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6917

HR6917 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6917 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6917. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6917