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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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Altitude: 42.8°   Azimuth: 271.1°   Direction: West

HR6579 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6579 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6579 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 HR6579 is 0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6579 star
DSS2 image of HR6579. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6579 during the next 10000 years (2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6579


HR6579 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 42.8°
Azimuth: 271.1°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6579

HR6579 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 HR6579 are provided in the following table:

17h 38m 49s
+32° 44’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6579 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6579 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6579.

Visibility of HR6579 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 HR6579 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: 57.3°
Max altitude: 71.3°
Azimuth: 302.7°

Distance of HR6579 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6579 is distant 472.46 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

144.93 pc
472.46 ly
-15 km/s
0.017 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6579

HR6579 belongs to spectral class G5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6579 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6579. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6579