HR6490 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
HR6490 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6490 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 HR6490:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6490
HR6490 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6490 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6490 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6490 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6490
The image below is a photograph of HR6490 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 HR6490 is -0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6490 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6490 is distant 422.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6490
HR6490 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6490 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.