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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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6 Monocerotis

Below the horizon.  Rise: 6:05 | Tran: 11:08 | Set: 16:11
Alt: -17.71°   Az: 85.00°   Direction: East

6 Monocerotis is a hypergiant star of spectral class F0 in the constellation of Monoceros.

6 Monocerotis visual magnitude is 6.75. Because of its faintness, 6 Monocerotis is not visible to the naked eye.

Image of 6 Monocerotis star
DSS2 image of 6 Monocerotis. The red arrow shows the motion of 6 Monocerotis during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


06h 18m 44s
-10° 44’ 09”
16h 59m 58s
23h 18m 43s


06h 17m 35s
-10° 43’ 31”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 6 Monocerotis star
Simplified finder chart for 6 Monocerotis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 6 Monocerotis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 6 Monocerotis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

6 Monocerotis is distant 1,093.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

27 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

6 Monocerotis

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 6 Monocerotis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 100.7°
Max altitude: 27.8°
Azimuth: 259.3°