HR6968 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Lyra.
HR6968 visual magnitude is 5.48. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6968 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 HR6968:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6968
HR6968 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6968 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6968 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6968 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6968
The image below is a photograph of HR6968 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 HR6968 is 0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6968 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6968 is distant 365.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6968
HR6968 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6968 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6968 star system properties
HR6968 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6968 double sysyem: