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Altitude: -8.2°   Azimuth: 82.3°   Direction: East

HR6489 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6489 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6489 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 HR6489:


HR6489 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -8.2°
Azimuth: 82.3°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6489

HR6489 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 HR6489 are provided in the following table:

17h 25m 57s
-01° 39’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6489 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6489 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6489.

Visibility of HR6489 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 HR6489 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: 91.7°
Max altitude: 36.9°
Azimuth: 268.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6489

The image below is a photograph of HR6489 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 HR6489 is 0.063 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.051 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6489 star
DSS2 image of HR6489. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6489 during the next 10000 years (10.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6489 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6489 is distant 201.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

61.77 pc
201.36 ly
-24 km/s
0.063 arcsec/year
0.051 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6489

HR6489 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6489 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6489. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6489