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HR6970

HR6970 is a giant star in the constellation of Scutum.

HR6970 visual magnitude is 5.14. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6970 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 HR6970:

5.14
Giant
HR6970 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6970

HR6970 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 HR6970 are provided in the following table:

18h 35m 02s
-10° 58’ 37”
21.31°
-1.4°
Scutum

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6970 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6970 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6970.

Visibility of HR6970 from your location

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

Today's HR6970 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 101.0°
Max altitude: 27.5°
Azimuth: 259.0°
HR6970 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6970

The image below is a photograph of HR6970 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 HR6970 is 0.051 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6970 star
DSS2 image of HR6970. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6970 during the next 10000 years (8.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6970 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6970 is distant 289.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

88.89 pc
289.78 ly
7 km/s
0.051 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6970

HR6970 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.40
G8III
4943K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6970 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6970. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6970

SAO161632
SAO161632