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Altitude: -31.5°   Azimuth: 234.2°   Direction: South-West

HR6513 is a double supergiant star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6513 visual magnitude is 6.03. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6513 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6513 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6513 star
DSS2 image of HR6513. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6513 during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6513


HR6513 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -31.5°
Azimuth: 234.2°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6513

HR6513 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 HR6513 are provided in the following table:

17h 31m 49s
-46° 02’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6513 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6513 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6513.

Visibility of HR6513 from your location

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

HR6513 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR6513 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6513 is distant 2,012.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

617.28 pc
2,012.35 ly
-29 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6513

HR6513 belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6513 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6513. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6513 star system properties

HR6513 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6513 double sysyem:

18 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6513