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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:48  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:21


HR6516 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6516 visual magnitude is 5.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6516 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 HR6516:

HR6516 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6516

HR6516 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6516 are provided in the following table:

17h 30m 23s
-01° 03’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6516 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6516 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6516.

Visibility of HR6516 from your location

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

Today's HR6516 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.1°
Max altitude: 37.5°
Azimuth: 268.9°
HR6516 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6516

The image below is a photograph of HR6516 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 HR6516 is -0.117 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.17 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6516 star
DSS2 image of HR6516. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6516 during the next 1000 years (-1.95 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6516 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6516 is distant 53.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 77 kilometers per second.

16.45 pc
53.62 ly
-77 km/s
-0.117 arcsec/year
-0.17 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6516

HR6516 belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6516 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6516. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6516 star system properties

HR6516 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6516 double sysyem:

0.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6516

Gl 678 A