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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:38  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:54 south
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Altitude: 36.8°   Azimuth: 83.8°   Direction: East

HR6619 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6619 visual magnitude is 6.23. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6619 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 HR6619:


HR6619 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 36.8°
Azimuth: 83.8°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6619

HR6619 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 HR6619 are provided in the following table:

17h 45m 40s
+31° 30’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6619 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6619 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6619.

Visibility of HR6619 from your location

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

Today's HR6619 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 58.5°
Max altitude: 70.0°
Azimuth: 301.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6619

The image below is a photograph of HR6619 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 HR6619 is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6619 star
DSS2 image of HR6619. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6619 during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6619 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6619 is distant 4,075.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

1,250.00 pc
4,075.00 ly
2 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6619

HR6619 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6619 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6619. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6619