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Altitude: -21.0°   Azimuth: 127.0°   Direction: South-East

HR6000 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Lupus.

HR6000 visual magnitude is 6.65. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6000 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 HR6000:


HR6000 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -21.0°
Azimuth: 127.0°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6000

HR6000 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 HR6000 are provided in the following table:

16h 08m 34s
-39° 05’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6000 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6000 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6000.

Visibility of HR6000 from your location

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

HR6000 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6000

The image below is a photograph of HR6000 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 HR6000 is -0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6000 star
DSS2 image of HR6000. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6000 during the next 10000 years (-4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6000 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6000 is distant 785.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

240.96 pc
785.54 ly
-3 km/s
-0.027 arcsec/year
-0.035 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6000

HR6000 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6000 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6000. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6000 star system properties

HR6000 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6000 double sysyem:

44.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6000