HR6940 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Scutum.
HR6940 visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6940 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 HR6940:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6940
HR6940 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 HR6940 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6940 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6940 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6940
The image below is a photograph of HR6940 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 HR6940 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6940 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6940 is distant 579.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6940
HR6940 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6940 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.