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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 23:05 | Tran: 1:06 | Set: 3:03
Altitude: -70.5°   Azimuth: 36.4°   Direction: North-East

HR6657 is a main-sequence star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6657 visual magnitude is 6.17. Because of its faintness, HR6657 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6657

Finder chart HR6657 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6657.

HR6657 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 HR6657 are provided in the following table:

17h 53m 19s
-34° 43’ 50”
Image of HR6657 star
DSS2 image of HR6657. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6657 during the next 100000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6657


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6657 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6657. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR6657 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6657 is distant 825.32 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

253.16 pc
825.32 ly
-12 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6657


Visibility of HR6657 from your location

Today's HR6657 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 124.7°
Max altitude: 3.8°
Azimuth: 235.3°