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HR6956 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Scutum.

HR6956 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6956 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 HR6956:

HR6956 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6956

HR6956 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 HR6956 are provided in the following table:

18h 32m 20s
-14° 38’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6956 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6956 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6956.

Visibility of HR6956 from your location

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

Today's HR6956 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 104.6°
Max altitude: 23.9°
Azimuth: 255.4°
HR6956 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6956

The image below is a photograph of HR6956 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 HR6956 is 0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6956 star
DSS2 image of HR6956. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6956 during the next 10000 years (3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6956 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6956 is distant 241.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 38 kilometers per second.

74.02 pc
241.30 ly
-38 km/s
0.019 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6956

HR6956 belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6956 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6956. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6956