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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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HR6947

Below the horizon.  Rise: 19:01 | Tran: 23:16 | Set: 3:36
Alt: -6.54°   Az: 247.35°   Direction: West-South-West

HR6947 is a variable and multiple supergiant star of spectral class G1 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6947 visual magnitude is 6.68. Because of its faintness, HR6947 is not visible to the naked eye.

Image of HR6947 star
DSS2 image of HR6947. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6947 during the next 100000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

18h 33m 20s
-19° 06’ 20”
05h 04m 02s
23h 37m 22s

J2000

18h 31m 53s
-19° 07’ 29”

Galactic Coordinates

13.71°
-4.46°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6947 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6947.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.68
Supergiant

-6.16
G1I
4451K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6947 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6947. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR6947 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6947 double sysyem:

6.68
8.68
2
430.7 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR6947 is distant 12,074.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

3,703.70
12,074.07
2 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/y
0.001"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO161571
SAO161571

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR6947 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 109.1°
Max altitude: 19.4°
Azimuth: 250.9°