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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -25.9°   Azimuth: 246.7°   Direction: West-South-West

HR6522 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6522 visual magnitude is 6.17. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6522 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 HR6522:


HR6522 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -25.9°
Azimuth: 246.7°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6522

HR6522 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 HR6522 are provided in the following table:

17h 32m 24s
-34° 16’ 46”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6522 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6522 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6522.

Visibility of HR6522 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 HR6522 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: 124.3°
Max altitude: 4.2°
Azimuth: 235.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6522

The image below is a photograph of HR6522 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 HR6522 is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6522 star
DSS2 image of HR6522. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6522 during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6522 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6522 is distant 341.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 50 kilometers per second.

104.71 pc
341.36 ly
-50 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
-0.039 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6522

HR6522 belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6522 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6522. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6522