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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:43  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:52 south
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Altitude: -27.0°   Azimuth: 5.1°   Direction: North

HR6992 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6992 visual magnitude is 6.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6992 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 HR6992:


HR6992 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -27.0°
Azimuth: 5.1°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6992

HR6992 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 HR6992 are provided in the following table:

18h 37m 12s
+11° 25’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6992 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6992 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6992.

Visibility of HR6992 from your location

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

Today's HR6992 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.6°
Max altitude: 49.9°
Azimuth: 281.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6992

The image below is a photograph of HR6992 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 HR6992 is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6992 star
DSS2 image of HR6992. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6992 during the next 10000 years (-3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6992 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6992 is distant 576.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

176.99 pc
576.99 ly
-27 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6992

HR6992 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6992 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6992. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6992