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HR6626

HR6626 is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6626 visual magnitude is 6.68. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6626 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 HR6626:

6.68
Giant
HR6626 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 68°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6626

HR6626 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 HR6626 are provided in the following table:

17h 45m 58s
+39° 19’ 20”
64.97°
28.88°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6626 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6626 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6626.

Visibility of HR6626 from your location

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

HR6626 is circumpolar and transits at 12:50 UTC (altitude: 77.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6626

The image below is a photograph of HR6626 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 HR6626 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6626 star
DSS2 image of HR6626. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6626 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6626 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6626 is distant 1,116.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

342.47 pc
1,116.44 ly
-32 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6626

HR6626 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.99
K3III
3967K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6626 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6626. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6626 star system properties

HR6626 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6626 double sysyem:

6.68
9.78
3.1
7.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6626

SAO66317
SAO66317