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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 21:05 | Tran: 23:30 | Set: 1:59
Altitude: -22.2°   Azimuth: 115.0°   Direction: East-South-East

HR6006 is a double hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6006 visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its faintness, HR6006 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 HR6006

Finder chart HR6006 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6006.

HR6006 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 HR6006 are provided in the following table:

16h 09m 31s
-32° 38’ 58”
Image of HR6006 star
DSS2 image of HR6006. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6006 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6006


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


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6006 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6006. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6006 star system properties

HR6006 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6006 double sysyem:

7.7 arcsec

Distance of HR6006 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6006 is distant 343.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

105.37 pc
343.52 ly
-5 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
-0.053 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6006


Visibility of HR6006 from your location

Today's HR6006 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 122.6°
Max altitude: 5.9°
Azimuth: 237.4°