HR6988 is a giant star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
HR6988 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6988 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 HR6988:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6988
HR6988 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 HR6988 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6988 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6988 from your location
Today's HR6988 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6988
The image below is a photograph of HR6988 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 HR6988 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.067 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6988 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6988 is distant 314.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6988
HR6988 belongs to spectral class A8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6988 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.