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HR6563

HR6563 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6563 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6563 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 HR6563:

6.1
Giant
HR6563 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 25°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6563

HR6563 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 HR6563 are provided in the following table:

17h 35m 42s
+37° 18’ 06”
62.2°
30.4°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6563 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6563 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6563.

Visibility of HR6563 from your location

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

Today's HR6563 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 52.7°
Max altitude: 75.8°
Azimuth: 307.3°
HR6563 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6563

The image below is a photograph of HR6563 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 HR6563 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6563 star
DSS2 image of HR6563. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6563 during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6563 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6563 is distant 425.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

130.38 pc
425.03 ly
4 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6563

HR6563 belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.52
G9III
4791K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6563 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6563. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6563

SAO66165
SAO66165