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HR6946 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Scutum.

HR6946 visual magnitude is 5.72. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6946 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 HR6946:

HR6946 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 7°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6946

HR6946 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 HR6946 are provided in the following table:

18h 31m 25s
-10° 47’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6946 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6946 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6946.

Visibility of HR6946 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR6946 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 100.8°
Max altitude: 27.7°
Azimuth: 259.2°
HR6946 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6946

The image below is a photograph of HR6946 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 HR6946 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6946 star
DSS2 image of HR6946. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6946 during the next 10000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6946 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6946 is distant 693.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

212.77 pc
693.62 ly
-15 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6946

HR6946 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6946 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6946. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6946 star system properties

HR6946 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6946 double sysyem:

12.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6946