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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:50  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 45.6°   Azimuth: 131.8°   Direction: South-East

HR6482 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6482 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6482 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 HR6482:


HR6482 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 45.6°
Azimuth: 131.8°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6482

HR6482 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 HR6482 are provided in the following table:

17h 24m 33s
+15° 36’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6482 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6482 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6482.

Visibility of HR6482 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 HR6482 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: 74.4°
Max altitude: 54.1°
Azimuth: 285.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6482

The image below is a photograph of HR6482 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 HR6482 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6482 star
DSS2 image of HR6482. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6482 during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6482 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6482 is distant 486.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

149.25 pc
486.57 ly
-19 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6482

HR6482 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 HR6482 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6482. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6482 star system properties

HR6482 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 HR6482 double sysyem:

3.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6482