HR6977 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hercules.
HR6977 visual magnitude is 5.78. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6977 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 HR6977:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6977
HR6977 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 HR6977 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6977 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6977 from your location
Today's HR6977 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6977
The image below is a photograph of HR6977 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 HR6977 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6977 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6977 is distant 676.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6977
HR6977 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6977 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.