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HR6976

HR6976 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6976 visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6976 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 HR6976:

6.4
Main-sequence
HR6976 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 7°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6976

HR6976 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 HR6976 are provided in the following table:

18h 34m 47s
+10° 53’ 30”
40.82°
8.6°
Ophiuchus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6976 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6976 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6976.

Visibility of HR6976 from your location

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

Today's HR6976 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 79.1°
Max altitude: 49.4°
Azimuth: 280.9°
HR6976 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6976

The image below is a photograph of HR6976 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 HR6976 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6976 star
DSS2 image of HR6976. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6976 during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6976 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6976 is distant 635.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

194.93 pc
635.48 ly
-36 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6976

HR6976 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

-0.05
A1V
9226K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6976 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6976. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6976

SAO103867
SAO103867