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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:38  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:28


HR6967 is a double giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6967 visual magnitude is 6.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6967 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 HR6967:

HR6967 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 12°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6967

HR6967 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 HR6967 are provided in the following table:

18h 33m 23s
+08° 16’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6967 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6967 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6967.

Visibility of HR6967 from your location

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

Today's HR6967 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 81.7°
Max altitude: 46.8°
Azimuth: 278.3°
HR6967 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6967

The image below is a photograph of HR6967 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 HR6967 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6967 star
DSS2 image of HR6967. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6967 during the next 100000 years (11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6967 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6967 is distant 1,582.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

485.44 pc
1,582.52 ly
-22 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6967

HR6967 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star. HR6967 is also a SiSr chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6967 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6967. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6967 star system properties

HR6967 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6967 double sysyem:

38.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6967