HR6658 is a double giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.
HR6658 visual magnitude is 5.6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6658 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 HR6658:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6658
HR6658 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 HR6658 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6658 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6658 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR6658 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6658
The image below is a photograph of HR6658 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 HR6658 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6658 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6658 is distant 1,055.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6658
HR6658 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6658 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6658 star system properties
HR6658 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6658 double sysyem: