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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: -2.9°   Azimuth: 214.1°   Direction: South-West

HR6517 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6517 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6517 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6517 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6517 star
DSS2 image of HR6517. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6517 during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6517


HR6517 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -2.9°
Azimuth: 214.1°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6517

HR6517 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 HR6517 are provided in the following table:

17h 31m 47s
-33° 42’ 10”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6517 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6517 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6517.

Visibility of HR6517 from your location

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

Today's HR6517 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 123.7°
Max altitude: 4.8°
Azimuth: 236.3°

Distance of HR6517 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6517 is distant 400.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

123.00 pc
400.98 ly
-34 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6517

HR6517 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6517 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6517. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6517