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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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HR6944

Below the horizon.  Rise: 19:00 | Tran: 23:20 | Set: 3:44
Alt: -53.31°   Az: 33.01°   Direction: North-North-East

HR6944 is a double hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6944 visual magnitude is 5.14. Because of its faintness, HR6944 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of HR6944 star
DSS2 image of HR6944. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6944 during the next 10000 years (-0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

18h 32m 52s
-18° 23’ 01”
13h 20m 14s
07h 53m 06s

J2000

18h 31m 26s
-18° 24’ 10”

Galactic Coordinates

14.3°
-4.03°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6944 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6944.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.14
Hypergiant

1.06
A0V
10125K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6944 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6944. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR6944 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 HR6944 double sysyem:

5.14
14.04
8.9
25.2 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR6944 is distant 213.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

65.36
213.07
-37 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/y
-0.025"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO161564
SAO161564

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR6944 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 108.4°
Max altitude: 20.1°
Azimuth: 251.6°