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HR6969

HR6969 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

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

6.48
Hypergiant
HR6969 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”
12.54°
-5.96°
Sagittarius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6969 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6969 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6969.

Visibility of HR6969 from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 110.8°
Max altitude: 17.7°
Azimuth: 249.2°
HR6969 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6969

The image below is a photograph of HR6969 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 HR6969 is 0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR6969

HR6969 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.

1.63
F0IV
7591K

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

Alternative designations of HR6969

SAO187012
SAO187012