HR6487 is a multiple bright giant star in the constellation of Ara.
HR6487 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6487 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 HR6487:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6487
HR6487 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 HR6487 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6487 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6487 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6487
The image below is a photograph of HR6487 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 HR6487 is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6487 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6487 is distant 898.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6487
HR6487 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6487 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6487 star system properties
HR6487 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 HR6487 double sysyem: