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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:00  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:34 south
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Altitude: -5.5°   Azimuth: 220.7°   Direction: South-West

HR6960 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6960 visual magnitude is 5.28. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6960 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 HR6960:


HR6960 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -5.5°
Azimuth: 220.7°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6960

HR6960 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6960 are provided in the following table:

18h 33m 57s
-33° 01’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6960 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6960 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6960.

Visibility of HR6960 from your location

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

Today's HR6960 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 123.0°
Max altitude: 5.5°
Azimuth: 237.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6960

The image below is a photograph of HR6960 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 HR6960 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6960 star
DSS2 image of HR6960. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6960 during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6960 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6960 is distant 2,232.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

684.93 pc
2,232.88 ly
4 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6960

HR6960 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6960 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6960. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6960