HR 6594

HR 6594 is the Bright Star Catalogue designation for a binary star system in the northern constellation of Hercules. It is faintly visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of 5.55; according to the Bortle scale, it is sufficiently bright to be visible from dark suburban skies. The distance to this system, as determined using parallax measurements, is about 114 light years. On the celestial sphere it is located near the star Alpha Ophiuchi; their projected separation is just 3 light years, although their actual separation is much greater.


HR 6594 is the Bright Star Catalogue designation for a binary star system in the northern constellation of Hercules. It is faintly visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of 5.55; according to the Bortle scale, it is sufficiently bright to be visible from dark suburban skies. The distance to this system, as determined using parallax measurements, is about 114 light years. On the celestial sphere it is located near the star Alpha Ophiuchi; their projected separation is just 3 light years, although their actual separation is much greater.
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HR 6594

HR 6594 is the Bright Star Catalogue designation for a binary star system in the northern constellation of Hercules. It is faintly visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of 5.54; according to the Bortle scale, it is sufficiently bright to be visible from dark suburban skies. The distance to this system, as determined using parallax measurements, is about 114 light years. It is drifting closer with a heliocentric radial velocity of −43.7 km/s, and is predicted to come as near as 47 light-years in 686,000 years. On the celestial sphere it is located near the star Alpha Ophiuchi; their projected separation is just 3 light years, although their actual separation is much greater.


HR 6594 is the Bright Star Catalogue designation for a binary star system in the northern constellation of Hercules. It is faintly visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of 5.54; according to the Bortle scale, it is sufficiently bright to be visible from dark suburban skies. The distance to this system, as determined using parallax measurements, is about 114 light years. It is drifting closer with a heliocentric radial velocity of −43.7 km/s, and is predicted to come as near as 47 light-years in 686,000 years. On the celestial sphere it is located near the star Alpha Ophiuchi; their projected separation is just 3 light years, although their actual separation is much greater.
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