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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 21:25 | Tran: 0:21 | Set: 3:20
Altitude: -56.1°   Azimuth: 296.2°   Direction: West-North-West

HR6494 is a sub-giant star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6494 visual magnitude is 6. Because of its faintness, HR6494 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6494

Finder chart HR6494 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6494.

HR6494 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6494 are provided in the following table:

17h 27m 37s
-29° 43’ 27”
Image of HR6494 star
DSS2 image of HR6494. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6494 during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6494


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6494 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6494. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR6494 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6494 is distant 599.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

183.82 pc
599.26 ly
-21 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6494


Visibility of HR6494 from your location

Today's HR6494 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 119.7°
Max altitude: 8.8°
Azimuth: 240.3°