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HR6682 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6682 visual magnitude is 4.88. Because of its moderate brightness, HR6682 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR6682:

HR6682 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6682

HR6682 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 HR6682 are provided in the following table:

17h 57m 47s
-41° 42’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6682 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6682 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6682.

Visibility of HR6682 from your location

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

HR6682 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6682

The image below is a photograph of HR6682 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 HR6682 is -0.015 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.

Image of HR6682 star
DSS2 image of HR6682. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6682 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6682 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6682 is distant 546.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

167.79 pc
546.98 ly
4 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6682

HR6682 belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6682 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6682. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6682