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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:59 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:08
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HR6562

Below the horizon.  Rise: 18:29 | Tran: 23:05 | Set: 3:46
Alt: -31.60°   Az: 74.56°   Direction: East-North-East

HR6562 is a hypergiant star of spectral class F0 in the constellation of Serpens.

HR6562 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its faintness, HR6562 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.

HR6562 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Image of HR6562 star
DSS2 image of HR6562. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6562 during the next 100000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

17h 39m 00s
-15° 35’ 02”
15h 53m 52s

J2000

17h 37m 36s
-15° 34’ 15”

Galactic Coordinates

10.46°
8.57°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6562 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6562.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.94
Hypergiant

-3.63
F0IV
7044K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6562 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6562. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR6562 is distant 2,672.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

819.67 pc
2,672.13 ly
-8 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/y
-0.001 "/y

Alternative Designations

SAO160701
SAO160701

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR6562 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.6°
Max altitude: 22.9°
Azimuth: 254.4°