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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 54.6°   Azimuth: 187.7°   Direction: South

HR6481 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6481 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6481 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 HR6481:


HR6481 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 54.6°
Azimuth: 187.7°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6481

HR6481 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 HR6481 are provided in the following table:

17h 24m 31s
+16° 18’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6481 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6481 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6481.

Visibility of HR6481 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 HR6481 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: 73.7°
Max altitude: 54.8°
Azimuth: 286.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6481

The image below is a photograph of HR6481 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 HR6481 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6481 star
DSS2 image of HR6481. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6481 during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6481 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6481 is distant 431.79 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

132.45 pc
431.79 ly
11 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6481

HR6481 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6481 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6481. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6481