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HR6576 is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Ara.

HR6576 visual magnitude is 6.24. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6576 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 HR6576:

Bright giant
HR6576 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6576

HR6576 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 HR6576 are provided in the following table:

17h 42m 03s
-50° 30’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6576 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6576 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6576.

Visibility of HR6576 from your location

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

HR6576 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6576

The image below is a photograph of HR6576 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 HR6576 is 0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6576 star
DSS2 image of HR6576. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6576 during the next 10000 years (4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6576 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6576 is distant 1,481.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

454.55 pc
1,481.82 ly
-27 km/s
0.024 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6576

HR6576 belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6576 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6576. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6576