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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23


HR6506 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hercules.

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

HR6506 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 73°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6506

HR6506 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6506 are provided in the following table:

17h 26m 46s
+34° 41’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6506 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6506 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6506.

Visibility of HR6506 from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 55.3°
Max altitude: 73.2°
Azimuth: 304.7°
HR6506 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6506

The image below is a photograph of HR6506 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 HR6506 is -0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.047 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

Distance of HR6506 from the Sun and relative movement

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/year
0.047 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6506

HR6506 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


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

Alternative designations of HR6506