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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 19:40 | Tran: 23:05 | Set: 2:34
Altitude: -7.6°   Azimuth: 123.4°   Direction: East-South-East

HR6001 is a giant star of spectral class M2 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6001 visual magnitude is 5.38. Because of its faintness, HR6001 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6001

Finder chart HR6001 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6001.

HR6001 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 HR6001 are provided in the following table:

16h 08m 07s
-26° 19’ 36”
Image of HR6001 star
DSS2 image of HR6001. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6001 during the next 1000 years (1.80 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.05 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6001


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6001 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6001. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR6001 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6001 is distant 425.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

130.38 pc
425.03 ly
-18 km/s
0.108 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6001


Visibility of HR6001 from your location

Today's HR6001 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.3°
Max altitude: 12.2°
Azimuth: 243.7°