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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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HR6491

Above the horizon.  Rise: 11:33 | Tran: 22:12 | Set: 8:56
Alt: 4.36°   Az: 29.33°   Direction: North-North-East

HR6491 is a double giant star of spectral class G5 in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6491 visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its faintness, HR6491 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.

Image of HR6491 star
DSS2 image of HR6491. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6491 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.83 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

17h 25m 18s
+36° 55’ 51”
14h 30m 37s
07h 55m 56s

J2000

17h 24m 27s
+36° 57’ 06”

Galactic Coordinates

61.25°
32.52°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6491 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6491.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.28
Giant

-0.33
G5III
5051K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6491 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6491. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR6491 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6491 double sysyem:

6.28
9.88
3.6
33.2 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR6491 is distant 683.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

209.64
683.44
-16 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/y
0.047"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO66014
SAO66014

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR6491 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 53.1°
Max altitude: 75.5°
Azimuth: 306.9°