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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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HR6559

Below the horizon.  Rise: 14:32 | Tran: 22:24 | Set: 6:21
Alt: -12.05°   Az: 31.12°   Direction: North-North-East

HR6559 is a double sub-giant star of spectral class A7 in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6559 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its faintness, HR6559 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of HR6559 star
DSS2 image of HR6559. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6559 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

17h 37m 02s
+20° 58’ 55”
14h 11m 05s
07h 48m 07s

J2000

17h 35m 59s
+20° 59’ 45”

Galactic Coordinates

44.53°
25.59°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6559 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6559.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.1
Sub-giant

0.75
A7IV
8241K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6559 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6559. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR6559 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6559 double sysyem:

6.1
9.6
3.5
10.4 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR6559 is distant 383.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

117.65
383.53
-17 km/s
0.012 arcsec/y
-0.015"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO85232
SAO85232

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR6559 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 69.0°
Max altitude: 59.5°
Azimuth: 291.0°