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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -3.1°   Azimuth: 125.3°   Direction: South-East

HR6003 is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6003 visual magnitude is 5.88. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6003 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 HR6003:


HR6003 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -3.1°
Azimuth: 125.3°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6003

HR6003 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 HR6003 are provided in the following table:

16h 08m 43s
-23° 41’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6003 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6003 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6003.

Visibility of HR6003 from your location

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

Today's HR6003 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.7°
Max altitude: 14.8°
Azimuth: 246.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6003

The image below is a photograph of HR6003 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 HR6003 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6003 star
DSS2 image of HR6003. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6003 during the next 10000 years (-1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6003 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6003 is distant 426.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

130.72 pc
426.14 ly
-14 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6003

HR6003 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6003 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6003. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6003