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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:03  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:09


HR6604 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6604 visual magnitude is 6.24. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6604 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 HR6604:

Bright giant
HR6604 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 4°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6604

HR6604 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6604 are provided in the following table:

17h 43m 22s
+14° 17’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6604 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6604 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6604.

Visibility of HR6604 from your location

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

Today's HR6604 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.7°
Max altitude: 52.8°
Azimuth: 284.3°
HR6604 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6604

The image below is a photograph of HR6604 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 HR6604 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6604 star
DSS2 image of HR6604. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6604 during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6604 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6604 is distant 371.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.

113.90 pc
371.30 ly
-42 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6604

HR6604 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6604 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6604. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6604