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Fuyue - HR6630

Altitude: -27.2°   Azimuth: 116.2°   Direction: East-South-East

Fuyue, also designated as , is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

Fuyue visual magnitude is 3.21. Because of its moderate brightness, Fuyue should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about Fuyue:


Fuyue - HR6630 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -27.2°
Azimuth: 116.2°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Fuyue

Fuyue is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Fuyue are provided in the following table:

17h 49m 51s
-37° 02’ 35”

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

Finder chart Fuyue - HR6630 star
Simplified finder chart for Fuyue - HR6630.

Visibility of Fuyue 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 Fuyue - HR6630 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: 127.0°
Max altitude: 1.5°
Azimuth: 233.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of Fuyue

The image below is a photograph of Fuyue 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 Fuyue is 0.049 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Fuyue - HR6630 star
DSS2 image of Fuyue. The red arrow shows the motion of Fuyue during the next 10000 years (8.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of Fuyue from the Sun and relative movement

Fuyue is distant 126.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

38.90 pc
126.80 ly
25 km/s
0.049 arcsec/year
0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Fuyue

Fuyue belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Fuyue star system properties

Fuyue 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 Fuyue double sysyem:

41.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of Fuyue