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HR6985

HR6985 is a giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6985 visual magnitude is 5.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6985 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 HR6985:

5.39
Giant
HR6985 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6985

HR6985 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 HR6985 are provided in the following table:

18h 36m 27s
+09° 07’ 21”
39.4°
7.45°
Ophiuchus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6985 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6985 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6985.

Visibility of HR6985 from your location

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

Today's HR6985 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.9°
Max altitude: 47.6°
Azimuth: 279.1°
HR6985 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6985

The image below is a photograph of HR6985 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 HR6985 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.129 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6985 star
DSS2 image of HR6985. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6985 during the next 1000 years (-0.03 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.15 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6985 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6985 is distant 126.60 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

38.83 pc
126.60 ly
-22 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.129 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6985

HR6985 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

2.44
F5III
7044K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6985 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6985. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6985

SAO123690
SAO123690