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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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HR6966

Below the horizon.  Rise: 15:06 | Tran: 23:17 | Set: 7:32
Alt: -2.43°   Az: 314.23°   Direction: North-West

HR6966 is a giant star of spectral class K5 in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6966 visual magnitude is 5.84. Because of its faintness, HR6966 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of HR6966 star
DSS2 image of HR6966. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6966 during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

18h 33m 47s
+23° 38’ 12”
08h 34m 26s
03h 08m 13s

J2000

18h 32m 46s
+23° 37’ 00”

Galactic Coordinates

52.39°
14.42°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6966 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6966.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.84
Giant

-1.09
K5
3855K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6966 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6966. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR6966 is distant 793.19 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

243.31
793.19
-4 km/s
0.01 arcsec/y
0.016"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO86175
SAO86175

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR6966 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.4°
Max altitude: 62.2°
Azimuth: 293.6°