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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:29
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Altitude: 32.8°   Azimuth: 264.3°   Direction: West

HR6005 is a giant star in the constellation of Serpens.

HR6005 visual magnitude is 6.14. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6005 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6005 is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6005 star
DSS2 image of HR6005. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6005 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6005


HR6005 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 32.8°
Azimuth: 264.3°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6005

HR6005 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 HR6005 are provided in the following table:

16h 07m 22s
+21° 49’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6005 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6005 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6005.

Visibility of HR6005 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 HR6005 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: 68.2°
Max altitude: 60.3°
Azimuth: 291.8°

Distance of HR6005 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6005 is distant 565.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 57 kilometers per second.

173.61 pc
565.97 ly
57 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
-0.041 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6005

HR6005 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6005 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6005. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6005