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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:59  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:13


HR6972 is a giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.

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

HR6972 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6972

HR6972 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6972 are provided in the following table:

18h 35m 59s
-29° 41’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6972 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6972 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6972.

Visibility of HR6972 from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 119.7°
Max altitude: 8.8°
Azimuth: 240.3°
HR6972 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6972

The image below is a photograph of HR6972 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 HR6972 is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

Distance of HR6972 from the Sun and relative movement

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.

324.68 pc
1,058.44 ly
-50 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6972

HR6972 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

Alternative designations of HR6972