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Altitude: 43.5°   Azimuth: 336.7°   Direction: North-North-West

HR6606 is a giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6606 visual magnitude is 5.86. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6606 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 HR6606:


HR6606 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 43.5°
Azimuth: 336.7°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6606

HR6606 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 HR6606 are provided in the following table:

17h 37m 08s
+72° 27’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6606 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6606 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6606.

Visibility of HR6606 from your location

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

HR6606 is circumpolar and transits at 12:29 UTC (altitude: 69.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6606

The image below is a photograph of HR6606 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 HR6606 is 0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6606 star
DSS2 image of HR6606. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6606 during the next 10000 years (3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6606 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6606 is distant 320.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

98.33 pc
320.55 ly
8 km/s
0.021 arcsec/year
0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6606

HR6606 belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6606 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6606. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6606