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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:11 south
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Altitude: 49.6°   Azimuth: 181.0°   Direction: South

HR6676 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

HR6676 visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6676 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 HR6676:


HR6676 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 49.6°
Azimuth: 181.0°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6676

HR6676 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 HR6676 are provided in the following table:

17h 54m 14s
+11° 07’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6676 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6676 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6676.

Visibility of HR6676 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 HR6676 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: 78.9°
Max altitude: 49.7°
Azimuth: 281.1°
HR6676 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6676

The image below is a photograph of HR6676 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 HR6676 is -0.058 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.165 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6676 star
DSS2 image of HR6676. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6676 during the next 1000 years (-0.97 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.75 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6676 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6676 is distant 221.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 41 kilometers per second.

67.93 pc
221.47 ly
-41 km/s
-0.058 arcsec/year
-0.165 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6676

HR6676 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6676 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6676. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6676 star system properties

HR6676 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 HR6676 double sysyem:

0.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6676