HR6901 is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Lyra.
HR6901 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6901 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 HR6901:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6901
HR6901 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 HR6901 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6901 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6901 from your location
HR6901 is circumpolar and transits at 20:50 UTC (altitude: 77.3°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6901
The image below is a photograph of HR6901 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 HR6901 is 0.027 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.
Distance of HR6901 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6901 is distant 857.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6901
HR6901 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6901 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6901 star system properties
HR6901 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6901 double sysyem: