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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
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Altitude: -13.1°   Azimuth: 300.6°   Direction: West-North-West

HR6497 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6497 visual magnitude is 6.06. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6497 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 HR6497:


HR6497 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -13.1°
Azimuth: 300.6°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6497

HR6497 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 HR6497 are provided in the following table:

17h 26m 18s
+07° 35’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6497 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6497 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6497.

Visibility of HR6497 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 HR6497 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: 82.4°
Max altitude: 46.1°
Azimuth: 277.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6497

The image below is a photograph of HR6497 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 HR6497 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6497 star
DSS2 image of HR6497. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6497 during the next 100000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6497 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6497 is distant 825.32 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

253.16 pc
825.32 ly
-11 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6497

HR6497 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6497 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6497. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6497