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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 23.5°   Azimuth: 303.1°   Direction: West-North-West

HR6488 is a double sub-giant star of spectral class F8 in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6488 visual magnitude is 6.49. Because of its faintness, HR6488 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

HR6488 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Image of HR6488 star
DSS2 image of HR6488. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6488 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.67 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

17h 24m 51s
+38° 33’ 42”

J2000 Coordinates

17h 24m 02s
+38° 34’ 58”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6488 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6488.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6488 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6488. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR6488 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 HR6488 double sysyem:

0.1 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR6488 is distant 539.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

165.56 pc
539.74 ly
27 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/y
0.04 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

HR6488 is circumpolar and transits at 21:54 UTC (altitude: 77.1°)