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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: 25.6°   Azimuth: 199.9°   Direction: South-South-West

HR6568 is a giant star in the constellation of Serpens.

HR6568 visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6568 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6568 is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6568 star
DSS2 image of HR6568. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6568 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6568


HR6568 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 25.6°
Azimuth: 199.9°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6568

HR6568 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 HR6568 are provided in the following table:

17h 38m 09s
-10° 55’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6568 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6568 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6568.

Visibility of HR6568 from your location

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

Today's HR6568 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 100.9°
Max altitude: 27.6°
Azimuth: 259.1°

Distance of HR6568 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6568 is distant 425.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

130.38 pc
425.03 ly
-33 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6568

HR6568 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6568 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6568. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6568