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HR6975

HR6975 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6975 visual magnitude is 6.57. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6975 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 HR6975:

6.57
Main-sequence
HR6975 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 54°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6975

HR6975 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 HR6975 are provided in the following table:

18h 34m 19s
+20° 27’ 59”
49.58°
12.81°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6975 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6975 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6975.

Visibility of HR6975 from your location

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

Today's HR6975 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 69.5°
Max altitude: 59.0°
Azimuth: 290.5°
HR6975 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6975

The image below is a photograph of HR6975 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 HR6975 is 0.008 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 HR6975 star
DSS2 image of HR6975. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6975 during the next 100000 years (13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6975 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6975 is distant 456.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

140.06 pc
456.58 ly
-9 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6975

HR6975 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

0.84
A3V
8932K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6975 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6975. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6975

SAO86203
SAO86203