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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 21:51 | Tran: 2:00 | Set: 6:04
Altitude: 5.5°   Azimuth: 225.9°   Direction: South-West

HR6969 is a hypergiant star of spectral class F0 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6969 visual magnitude is 6.48. Because of its faintness, HR6969 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6969

Finder chart HR6969 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6969.

HR6969 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 HR6969 are provided in the following table:

18h 35m 21s
-20° 50’ 26”
Image of HR6969 star
DSS2 image of HR6969. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6969 during the next 10000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6969


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6969 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6969. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR6969 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6969 is distant 304.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

93.37 pc
304.39 ly
-10 km/s
0.03 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6969


Visibility of HR6969 from your location

Today's HR6969 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.8°
Max altitude: 17.7°
Azimuth: 249.2°