HR6550 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.
HR6550 visual magnitude is 5.74. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6550 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 HR6550:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6550
HR6550 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6550 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6550 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6550 from your location
HR6550 is circumpolar and transits at 06:28 UTC (altitude: 79.8°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6550
The image below is a photograph of HR6550 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 HR6550 is -0.068 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.06 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6550 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6550 is distant 378.19 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6550
HR6550 belongs to spectral class K1
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6550 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.