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HR6597

HR6597 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6597 visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6597 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 HR6597:

5.87
Main-sequence
HR6597 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6597

HR6597 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6597 are provided in the following table:

17h 44m 42s
-42° 43’ 44”
348.08°
-6.99°
Scorpius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6597 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6597 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6597.

Visibility of HR6597 from your location

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

HR6597 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6597

The image below is a photograph of HR6597 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 HR6597 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6597 star
DSS2 image of HR6597. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6597 during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6597 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6597 is distant 268.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

82.51 pc
268.98 ly
-9 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6597

HR6597 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

1.29
A1V
8486K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6597 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6597. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6597 star system properties

HR6597 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6597 double sysyem:

5.87
5.97
0.1
0.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6597

SAO228363
SAO228363