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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 22:54 | Tran: 0:14 | Set: 1:38
Altitude: 1.7°   Azimuth: 177.3°   Direction: South

HR6501 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6501 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its faintness, HR6501 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 HR6501

Finder chart HR6501 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6501.

HR6501 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 HR6501 are provided in the following table:

17h 28m 56s
-36° 46’ 41”
Image of HR6501 star
DSS2 image of HR6501. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6501 during the next 100000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -15.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6501


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6501 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6501. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR6501 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6501 is distant 636.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

195.31 pc
636.72 ly
-28 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6501


Visibility of HR6501 from your location

Today's HR6501 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 126.8°
Max altitude: 1.7°
Azimuth: 233.2°