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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:47  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:06 south
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HR6651 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6651 visual magnitude is 6.06. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6651 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 HR6651:

HR6651 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6651

HR6651 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 HR6651 are provided in the following table:

17h 52m 49s
-34° 06’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6651 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6651 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6651.

Visibility of HR6651 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 HR6651 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: 124.1°
Max altitude: 4.4°
Azimuth: 235.9°
HR6651 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6651

The image below is a photograph of HR6651 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 HR6651 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6651 star
DSS2 image of HR6651. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6651 during the next 10000 years (0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6651 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6651 is distant 696.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

213.68 pc
696.58 ly
-15 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6651

HR6651 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6651 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6651. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6651