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HR6523

HR6523 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6523 visual magnitude is 5.84. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6523 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 HR6523:

5.84
Supergiant
HR6523 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6523

HR6523 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6523 are provided in the following table:

17h 33m 07s
-41° 10’ 24”
348.27°
-4.34°
Scorpius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6523 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6523 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6523.

Visibility of HR6523 from your location

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

HR6523 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6523

The image below is a photograph of HR6523 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 HR6523 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6523 star
DSS2 image of HR6523. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6523 during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6523 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6523 is distant 981.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

301.20 pc
981.93 ly
-19 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6523

HR6523 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.

-1.55
B9I
9434K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6523 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6523. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6523

SAO228110
SAO228110