HR6559 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Hercules.
HR6559 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6559 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 HR6559:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6559
HR6559 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6559 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6559 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6559 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6559
The image below is a photograph of HR6559 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 HR6559 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6559 from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of HR6559
HR6559 belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6559 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6559 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: