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HR6499

HR6499 is a multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6499 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6499 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 HR6499:

6.41
Sub-giant
HR6499 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 17°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6499

HR6499 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6499 are provided in the following table:

17h 26m 00s
+26° 52’ 44”
49.95°
29.69°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6499 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6499 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6499.

Visibility of HR6499 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR6499 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 63.1°
Max altitude: 65.4°
Azimuth: 296.9°
HR6499 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6499

The image below is a photograph of HR6499 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 HR6499 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6499 star
DSS2 image of HR6499. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6499 during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6499 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6499 is distant 676.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

207.47 pc
676.35 ly
-27 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6499

HR6499 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.

-0.17
A5IV
9028K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6499 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6499. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6499 star system properties

HR6499 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6499 double sysyem:

6.41
11.41
5
49.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6499

SAO85080
SAO85080