HR6980 is a double giant star in the constellation of Hercules.
HR6980 visual magnitude is 5.61. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6980 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 HR6980:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6980 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6980 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6980
The image below is a photograph of HR6980 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 HR6980 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of HR6980
HR6980 belongs to spectral class G9 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.
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: