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HR6962

HR6962 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Scutum.

HR6962 visual magnitude is 5.76. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6962 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 HR6962:

5.76
Main-sequence
HR6962 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6962

HR6962 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 HR6962 are provided in the following table:

18h 33m 38s
-14° 51’ 12”
17.7°
-2.88°
Scutum

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6962 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6962 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6962.

Visibility of HR6962 from your location

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

Today's HR6962 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°
HR6962 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6962

The image below is a photograph of HR6962 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 HR6962 is 0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6962 star
DSS2 image of HR6962. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6962 during the next 10000 years (4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6962 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6962 is distant 211.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

64.85 pc
211.41 ly
-21 km/s
0.025 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6962

HR6962 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

1.70
A2V
9652K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6962 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6962. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6962

SAO161605
SAO161605