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HR6503

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

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

6.39
Main-sequence
HR6503 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6503

HR6503 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 HR6503 are provided in the following table:

17h 29m 25s
-38° 31’ 00”
350.11°
-2.3°
Scorpius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6503 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6503 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6503.

Visibility of HR6503 from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 128.5°
Max altitude: 0.0°
Azimuth: 231.5°
HR6503 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6503

The image below is a photograph of HR6503 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 HR6503 is 0.032 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR6503

HR6503 belongs to spectral class A2 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

Alternative designations of HR6503

SAO208870
SAO208870