HR6687 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.
HR6687 visual magnitude is 5.58. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6687 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 HR6687:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6687
HR6687 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 HR6687 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6687 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6687 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR6687 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6687
The image below is a photograph of HR6687 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 HR6687 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6687 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6687 is distant 488.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 44 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6687
HR6687 belongs to spectral class K3
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6687 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.