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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:52  
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Altitude: 64.8°   Azimuth: 94.2°   Direction: East

HR6599 is a star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6599 visual magnitude is 6.59. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6599 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 HR6599:


HR6599 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 64.8°
Azimuth: 94.2°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6599

HR6599 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6599 are provided in the following table:

17h 40m 37s
+43° 28’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6599 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6599 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6599.

Visibility of HR6599 from your location

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

HR6599 is circumpolar and transits at 17:15 UTC (altitude: 82.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6599

The image below is a photograph of HR6599 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 HR6599 is 0.056 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.061 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6599 star
DSS2 image of HR6599. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6599 during the next 10000 years (9.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 10.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6599 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6599 is distant 387.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

118.91 pc
387.63 ly
-29 km/s
0.056 arcsec/year
0.061 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6599

HR6599 belongs to spectral class K2


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6599 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6599. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6599