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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

HR6503

Below the horizon.  Rise: 0:42 | Tran: 0:46 | Set: 0:50
Altitude: -6.9°   Azimuth: 148.9°   Direction: South-South-East

HR6503 is a double main-sequence star of spectral class A2 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6503 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its faintness, HR6503 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 HR6503

Finder chart HR6503 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6503.

HR6503 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 HR6503 are provided in the following table:

17h 29m 25s
-38° 31’ 00”
350.11°
-2.3°
Scorpius
Image of HR6503 star
DSS2 image of HR6503. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6503 during the next 10000 years (5.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6503

6.39
Main-sequence

and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

1.35
A2V
9125K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6503 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6503. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6503 star system properties

HR6503 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6503 double sysyem:

6.39
6.69
0.3
0.4 arcsec

Distance of HR6503 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6503 is distant 331.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

101.73 pc
331.64 ly
8 km/s
0.032 arcsec/year
0.02 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6503

SAO208870
SAO208870

Visibility of HR6503 from your location

Today's HR6503 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 128.5°
Max altitude: 0.0°
Azimuth: 231.5°