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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:04  
clear_day Transit: 12:47  
SunsetSet: 18:30 south
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Altitude: 6.0°   Azimuth: 69.0°   Direction: East-North-East

HR6627 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6627 visual magnitude is 5.72. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6627 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 HR6627:


HR6627 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 6.0°
Azimuth: 69.0°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6627

HR6627 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6627 are provided in the following table:

17h 47m 08s
+17° 41’ 49”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6627 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6627 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6627.

Visibility of HR6627 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 HR6627 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: 72.3°
Max altitude: 56.2°
Azimuth: 287.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6627

The image below is a photograph of HR6627 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 HR6627 is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6627 star
DSS2 image of HR6627. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6627 during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6627 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6627 is distant 367.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

112.87 pc
367.95 ly
3 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6627

HR6627 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6627 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6627. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6627 star system properties

HR6627 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6627 double sysyem:

0.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6627