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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:

HR6959 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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:

18h 32m 43s
-14° 51’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6959 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6959 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6959.

Visibility of HR6959 from your location

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

Today's HR6959 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 104.9°
Max altitude: 23.7°
Azimuth: 255.1°
HR6959 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of HR6959 star
DSS2 image of HR6959. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6959 during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

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.

389.11 pc
1,268.48 ly
5 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6959. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6959