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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 17:49 | Tran: 1:20 | Set: 8:47
Altitude: 50.7°   Azimuth: 142.9°   Direction: South-East

HR6955 is a main-sequence star of spectral class A2 in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6955 visual magnitude is 5.77. Because of its faintness, HR6955 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6955

Finder chart HR6955 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6955.

HR6955 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 HR6955 are provided in the following table:

18h 31m 04s
+16° 55’ 42”
Image of HR6955 star
DSS2 image of HR6955. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6955 during the next 10000 years (-5.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6955


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6955 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6955. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR6955 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6955 is distant 413.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

126.90 pc
413.71 ly
-9 km/s
-0.032 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6955


Visibility of HR6955 from your location

Today's HR6955 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 73.1°
Max altitude: 55.4°
Azimuth: 286.9°