HR6959 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Scutum.
HR6959 visual magnitude is 5.5. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6959 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 HR6959:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6959
HR6959 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 HR6959 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6959 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6959 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6959
The image below is a photograph of HR6959 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 HR6959 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6959 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6959 is distant 1,268.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6959
HR6959 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6959 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.