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HR6572 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6572 visual magnitude is 5.79. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6572 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 HR6572:

HR6572 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6572

HR6572 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6572 are provided in the following table:

17h 41m 16s
-46° 55’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6572 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6572 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6572.

Visibility of HR6572 from your location

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

HR6572 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6572

The image below is a photograph of HR6572 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 HR6572 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6572 star
DSS2 image of HR6572. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6572 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6572 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6572 is distant 659.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

202.43 pc
659.92 ly
-12 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6572

HR6572 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6572 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6572. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6572