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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR6518

HR6518 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6518 visual magnitude is 6.43. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6518 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 HR6518:

6.43
Hypergiant
HR6518 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 30°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6518

HR6518 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6518 are provided in the following table:

17h 25m 00s
+67° 18’ 23”
97.56°
33.16°
Draco

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6518 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6518 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6518.

Visibility of HR6518 from your location

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

HR6518 is circumpolar and transits at 08:16 UTC (altitude: 74.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6518

The image below is a photograph of HR6518 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 HR6518 is -0.525 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6518 star
DSS2 image of HR6518. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6518 during the next 1000 years (-8.75 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.07 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6518 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6518 is distant 41.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

12.80 pc
41.72 ly
-40 km/s
-0.525 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6518

HR6518 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.

5.89
K0V
5404K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6518 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6518. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6518

SAO17474
SAO17474