HR6659 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
HR6659 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6659 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 HR6659:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6659
HR6659 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6659 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6659 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6659 from your location
Today's HR6659 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 HR6659
The image below is a photograph of HR6659 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 HR6659 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6659 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6659 is distant 444.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 44 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6659
HR6659 belongs to spectral class K0
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6659 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.