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HR6678

HR6678 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6678 visual magnitude is 6.43. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6678 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 HR6678:

6.43
Giant
HR6678 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6678

HR6678 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6678 are provided in the following table:

17h 56m 55s
-40° 18’ 20”
351.35°
-7.76°
Scorpius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6678 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6678 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6678.

Visibility of HR6678 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR6678 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6678

The image below is a photograph of HR6678 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 HR6678 is 0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6678 star
DSS2 image of HR6678. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6678 during the next 10000 years (2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6678 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6678 is distant 575.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

176.68 pc
575.97 ly
-6 km/s
0.016 arcsec/year
0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6678

HR6678 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.19
K3III
3902K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6678 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6678. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6678

SAO228564
SAO228564