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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:36 south
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Altitude: -33.0°   Azimuth: 102.6°   Direction: East-South-East

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

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


HR6006 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -33.0°
Azimuth: 102.6°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6006 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6006 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6006.

Visibility of HR6006 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 HR6006 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: 122.6°
Max altitude: 5.9°
Azimuth: 237.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6006

The image below is a photograph of HR6006 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 HR6006 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.053 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR6006

HR6006 belongs to spectral class K0 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

Alternative designations of HR6006