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HR6598 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6598 visual magnitude is 6.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6598 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 HR6598:

HR6598 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 67°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6598

HR6598 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6598 are provided in the following table:

17h 36m 39s
+69° 34’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6598 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6598 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6598.

Visibility of HR6598 from your location

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

HR6598 is circumpolar and transits at 00:55 UTC (altitude: 71.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6598

The image below is a photograph of HR6598 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 HR6598 is -0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.208 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6598 star
DSS2 image of HR6598. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6598 during the next 1000 years (-0.92 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.47 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6598 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6598 is distant 138.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 53 kilometers per second.

42.50 pc
138.55 ly
-53 km/s
-0.055 arcsec/year
-0.208 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6598

HR6598 belongs to spectral class F9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6598 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6598. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6598