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HR6612 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6612 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6612 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 HR6612:

HR6612 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 8°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6612

HR6612 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 HR6612 are provided in the following table:

17h 43m 05s
+44° 05’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6612 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6612 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6612.

Visibility of HR6612 from your location

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

HR6612 is circumpolar and transits at 06:42 UTC (altitude: 82.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6612

The image below is a photograph of HR6612 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 HR6612 is -0.04 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.034 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6612 star
DSS2 image of HR6612. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6612 during the next 10000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6612 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6612 is distant 1,220.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 60 kilometers per second.

374.53 pc
1,220.97 ly
-60 km/s
-0.04 arcsec/year
0.034 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6612

HR6612 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6612 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6612. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6612