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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -1.7°   Azimuth: 201.9°   Direction: South-South-West

HR6583 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6583 visual magnitude is 5.54. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6583 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 HR6583:


HR6583 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -1.7°
Azimuth: 201.9°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6583

HR6583 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 HR6583 are provided in the following table:

17h 42m 51s
-36° 56’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6583 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6583 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6583.

Visibility of HR6583 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 HR6583 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: 126.9°
Max altitude: 1.6°
Azimuth: 233.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6583

The image below is a photograph of HR6583 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 HR6583 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.034 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6583 star
DSS2 image of HR6583. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6583 during the next 10000 years (0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6583 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6583 is distant 541.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

166.11 pc
541.53 ly
-4 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
-0.034 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6583

HR6583 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6583 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6583. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6583