We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
Help keep this site free and ads-free: donate now!
public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -10.7°   Azimuth: 215.0°   Direction: South-West

HR6678 is a giant star of spectral class K3 in the constellation of Scorpius.

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

Finder chart HR6678 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6678.

HR6678 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 HR6678 are provided in the following table:

17h 56m 55s
-40° 18’ 20”
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);

Key facts about HR6678


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of HR6678


Visibility of HR6678 from your location

HR6678 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom