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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6956 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6956 from your location
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.
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.
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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.