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HR6963 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Scutum.

HR6963 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6963 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 HR6963:

HR6963 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6963

HR6963 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 HR6963 are provided in the following table:

18h 33m 22s
-05° 54’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6963 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6963 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6963.

Visibility of HR6963 from your location

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

Today's HR6963 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 95.9°
Max altitude: 32.6°
Azimuth: 264.1°
HR6963 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6963

The image below is a photograph of HR6963 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 HR6963 is 0.012 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.

Image of HR6963 star
DSS2 image of HR6963. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6963 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6963 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6963 is distant 372.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

114.29 pc
372.57 ly
-24 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6963

HR6963 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6963 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6963. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6963