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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: 39.2°   Azimuth: 271.6°   Direction: West

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 skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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.

Image of HR6968 star
DSS2 image of HR6968. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6968 during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6968


HR6968 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 39.2°
Azimuth: 271.6°
Direction: West

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:

18h 32m 49s
+30° 33’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6968 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6968 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6968.

Visibility of HR6968 from your location

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

Today's HR6968 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.4°
Max altitude: 69.1°
Azimuth: 300.6°

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.

112.11 pc
365.47 ly
-10 km/s
0.01 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

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 Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6968. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

7.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6968