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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:45  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: -29.9°   Azimuth: 288.8°   Direction: West-North-West

HR6496 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Serpens.

HR6496 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6496 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 HR6496:


HR6496 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -29.9°
Azimuth: 288.8°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6496

HR6496 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 HR6496 are provided in the following table:

17h 27m 02s
-12° 30’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6496 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6496 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6496.

Visibility of HR6496 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 HR6496 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: 102.5°
Max altitude: 26.0°
Azimuth: 257.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6496

The image below is a photograph of HR6496 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 HR6496 is 0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.062 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6496 star
DSS2 image of HR6496. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6496 during the next 10000 years (6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6496 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6496 is distant 147.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

45.29 pc
147.64 ly
-40 km/s
0.037 arcsec/year
-0.062 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6496

HR6496 belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6496 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6496. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6496