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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: -66.2°   Azimuth: 40.9°   Direction: North-East

HR6628 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6628 visual magnitude is 4.83. Because of its moderate brightness, HR6628 should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6628 is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6628 star
DSS2 image of HR6628. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6628 during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6628


HR6628 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -66.2°
Azimuth: 40.9°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6628

HR6628 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6628 are provided in the following table:

17h 49m 10s
-31° 42’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6628 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6628 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6628.

Visibility of HR6628 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 HR6628 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: 121.7°
Max altitude: 6.8°
Azimuth: 238.3°

Distance of HR6628 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6628 is distant 607.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

186.22 pc
607.08 ly
-13 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6628

HR6628 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6628 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6628. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6628