HR6488 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Hercules.
HR6488 visual magnitude is 6.49. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6488 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 HR6488:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6488
HR6488 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6488 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6488 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6488 from your location
HR6488 is circumpolar and transits at 12:28 UTC (altitude: 77.1°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6488
The image below is a photograph of HR6488 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 HR6488 is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.04 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6488 from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of HR6488
HR6488 belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6488 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6488 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: