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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 22:16 | Tran: 0:36 | Set: 3:00
Altitude: -40.6°   Azimuth: 265.6°   Direction: West

HR6587 is a giant star of spectral class M1 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6587 visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its faintness, HR6587 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6587

Finder chart HR6587 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6587.

HR6587 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 HR6587 are provided in the following table:

17h 43m 06s
-33° 03’ 03”
Image of HR6587 star
DSS2 image of HR6587. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6587 during the next 100000 years (13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6587


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6587 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6587. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR6587 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6587 is distant 2,672.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

819.67 pc
2,672.13 ly
-3 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6587


Visibility of HR6587 from your location

Today's HR6587 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 123.1°
Max altitude: 5.5°
Azimuth: 236.9°