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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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HR6606

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 45.8°   Azimuth: 25.3°   Direction: North-North-East

HR6606 is a giant star of spectral class G9 in the constellation of Draco.

HR6606 visual magnitude is 5.86. Because of its faintness, HR6606 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6606

Finder chart HR6606 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
103.38°
31.35°
Draco
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);

Key facts about HR6606

5.86
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.90
G9III
4719K

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

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

Alternative designations of HR6606

SAO8862
SAO8862

Visibility of HR6606 from your location

HR6606 is circumpolar and transits at 00:02 UTC (altitude: 69.0°)