HR6983 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Draco.
HR6983 visual magnitude is 5.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6983 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 HR6983:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6983
HR6983 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6983 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6983 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6983 from your location
HR6983 is circumpolar and transits at 09:24 UTC (altitude: 89.1°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6983
The image below is a photograph of HR6983 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 HR6983 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6983 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6983 is distant 795.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6983
HR6983 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6983 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6983 star system properties
HR6983 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6983 double sysyem: