HR6501 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.
HR6501 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6501 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 HR6501:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6501
HR6501 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6501 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6501 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6501 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6501
The image below is a photograph of HR6501 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 HR6501 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of HR6501
HR6501 belongs to spectral class K0 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.