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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 52.9°   Azimuth: 249.1°   Direction: West-South-West

HR6654 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6654 visual magnitude is 5.5. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6654 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 HR6654:


HR6654 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 52.9°
Azimuth: 249.1°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6654

HR6654 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 HR6654 are provided in the following table:

17h 50m 22s
+29° 19’ 19”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6654 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6654 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6654.

Visibility of HR6654 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 HR6654 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: 60.7°
Max altitude: 67.8°
Azimuth: 299.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6654

The image below is a photograph of HR6654 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 HR6654 is 0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.049 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6654 star
DSS2 image of HR6654. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6654 during the next 10000 years (4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6654 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6654 is distant 266.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

81.77 pc
266.56 ly
-15 km/s
0.029 arcsec/year
0.049 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6654

HR6654 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 HR6654 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6654. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6654