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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 12:52 | Tran: 22:50 | Set: 8:52
Alt: -0.29°   Az: 336.90°   Direction: North-North-West

HR6506 is a hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6506 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its faintness, HR6506 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.

HR6506 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Image of HR6506 star
DSS2 image of HR6506. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6506 during the next 10000 years (-4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.83 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


17h 27m 39s
+34° 40’ 34”
10h 06m 00s
03h 33m 40s


17h 26m 46s
+34° 41’ 44”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6506 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6506.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6506 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6506. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR6506 is distant 280.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

85.98 pc
280.31 ly
-22 km/s
-0.024 arcsec/y
0.047 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR6506 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 55.3°
Max altitude: 73.2°
Azimuth: 304.7°