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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 57.4°   Azimuth: 292.8°   Direction: West-North-West

HR6974 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6974 visual magnitude is 6.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6974 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6974 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6974 star
DSS2 image of HR6974. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6974 during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 10.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6974


HR6974 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 57.4°
Azimuth: 292.8°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6974

HR6974 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6974 are provided in the following table:

18h 32m 11s
+52° 06’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6974 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6974 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6974.

Visibility of HR6974 from your location

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

HR6974 is circumpolar and transits at 07:37 UTC (altitude: 89.4°)

Distance of HR6974 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6974 is distant 817.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

250.63 pc
817.04 ly
-23 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6974

HR6974 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6974 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6974. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6974