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HR6949 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6949 visual magnitude is 6.43. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6949 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 HR6949:

HR6949 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 81°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6949

HR6949 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 HR6949 are provided in the following table:

18h 27m 42s
+59° 32’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6949 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6949 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6949.

Visibility of HR6949 from your location

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

HR6949 is circumpolar and transits at 01:58 UTC (altitude: 81.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6949

The image below is a photograph of HR6949 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 HR6949 is 0.052 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.045 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6949 star
DSS2 image of HR6949. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6949 during the next 10000 years (8.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6949 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6949 is distant 365.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

111.98 pc
365.06 ly
-10 km/s
0.052 arcsec/year
0.045 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6949

HR6949 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6949 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6949. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6949