HR6997 is a variable and double bright giant star in the constellation of Lyra.
HR6997 visual magnitude is 5.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6997 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 HR6997:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6997
HR6997 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 HR6997 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6997 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6997 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6997
The image below is a photograph of HR6997 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 HR6997 is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6997 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6997 is distant 521.60 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6997
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6997 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6997 star system properties
HR6997 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6997 double sysyem: