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HR6605 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6605 visual magnitude is 6.77. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6605 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 HR6605:

HR6605 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 39°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6605

HR6605 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 HR6605 are provided in the following table:

17h 40m 36s
+57° 18’ 37”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6605 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6605 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6605.

Visibility of HR6605 from your location

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

HR6605 is circumpolar and transits at 01:11 UTC (altitude: 84.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6605

The image below is a photograph of HR6605 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 HR6605 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6605 star
DSS2 image of HR6605. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6605 during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6605 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6605 is distant 910.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

279.33 pc
910.61 ly
-14 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6605

HR6605 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6605 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6605. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6605