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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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HR6987

Above the horizon.  Rise: 16:57 | Tran: 23:29 | Set: 6:04
Alt: 39.59°   Az: 142.76°   Direction: South-East

HR6987 is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class F3 in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6987 visual magnitude is 5.45. Because of its faintness, HR6987 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.

Image of HR6987 star
DSS2 image of HR6987. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6987 during the next 1000 years (-0.42 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.35 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

18h 37m 50s
+06° 41’ 38”
22h 07m 59s
16h 45m 50s

J2000

18h 36m 39s
+06° 40’ 18”

Galactic Coordinates

37.22°
6.31°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6987 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6987.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.45
Main-sequence

2.94
F3V
7044K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6987 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6987. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR6987 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 HR6987 double sysyem:

5.45
12.15
6.7
74.8 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR6987 is distant 103.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

31.72
103.39
-21 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/y
-0.141"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO123693
SAO123693

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR6987 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 83.3°
Max altitude: 45.2°
Azimuth: 276.7°