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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 17:06 | Tran: 1:20 | Set: 9:31
Altitude: 44.9°   Azimuth: 249.9°   Direction: West-South-West

HR6980 is a double giant star of spectral class G9 in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6980 visual magnitude is 5.61. Because of its faintness, HR6980 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6980

Finder chart HR6980 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6980.

HR6980 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 HR6980 are provided in the following table:

18h 35m 30s
+23° 36’ 20”
Image of HR6980 star
DSS2 image of HR6980. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6980 during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6980


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6980 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6980. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6980 star system properties

HR6980 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6980 double sysyem:

0.6 arcsec

Distance of HR6980 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6980 is distant 486.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

149.25 pc
486.57 ly
16 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
0.005 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6980


Visibility of HR6980 from your location

Today's HR6980 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.4°
Max altitude: 62.1°
Azimuth: 293.6°