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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:38  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:54 south
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Altitude: -16.8°   Azimuth: 111.8°   Direction: East-South-East

HR6926 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6926 visual magnitude is 6.5. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6926 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 HR6926:


HR6926 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -16.8°
Azimuth: 111.8°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6926

HR6926 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 HR6926 are provided in the following table:

18h 28m 57s
-26° 34’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6926 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6926 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6926.

Visibility of HR6926 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 HR6926 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: 116.6°
Max altitude: 11.9°
Azimuth: 243.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6926

The image below is a photograph of HR6926 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 HR6926 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6926 star
DSS2 image of HR6926. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6926 during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 15.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6926 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6926 is distant 445.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

136.61 pc
445.36 ly
-17 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6926

HR6926 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6926 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6926. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6926 star system properties

HR6926 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6926 double sysyem:

41.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6926