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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:38  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:54 south
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Altitude: 5.4°   Azimuth: 177.8°   Direction: South

HR6587 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6587 visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6587 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 HR6587:


HR6587 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 5.4°
Azimuth: 177.8°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6587 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6587 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6587.

Visibility of HR6587 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 HR6587 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: 123.1°
Max altitude: 5.5°
Azimuth: 236.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6587

The image below is a photograph of HR6587 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 HR6587 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR6587

HR6587 belongs to spectral class M1 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

Alternative designations of HR6587