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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 20:48 | Tran: 23:44 | Set: 2:44
Alt: -55.59°   Az: 64.70°   Direction: East-North-East

HR6972 is a giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Sagittarius.

HR6972 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its faintness, HR6972 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.

Image of HR6972 star
DSS2 image of HR6972. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6972 during the next 100000 years (15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -15.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


18h 37m 33s
-29° 40’ 38”
14h 24m 03s
09h 01m 37s


18h 35m 59s
-29° 41’ 57”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6972 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6972.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6972 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6972. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR6972 is distant 1,058.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 50 kilometers per second.

-50 km/s
0.009 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR6972 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 119.7°
Max altitude: 8.8°
Azimuth: 240.3°