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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR6984 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Lyra.

HR6984 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6984 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 HR6984:

HR6984 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 23°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6984

HR6984 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 HR6984 are provided in the following table:

18h 35m 13s
+34° 27’ 28”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6984 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6984 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6984.

Visibility of HR6984 from your location

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

Today's HR6984 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 55.5°
Max altitude: 73.0°
Azimuth: 304.5°
HR6984 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6984

The image below is a photograph of HR6984 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 HR6984 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6984 star
DSS2 image of HR6984. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6984 during the next 100000 years (10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6984 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6984 is distant 1,038.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

318.47 pc
1,038.22 ly
-27 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6984

HR6984 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6984 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6984. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6984