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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: -26.7°   Azimuth: 301.5°   Direction: West-North-West

HR6016 is a giant star in the constellation of Serpens.

HR6016 visual magnitude is 5.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6016 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 HR6016:


HR6016 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -26.7°
Azimuth: 301.5°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6016

HR6016 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 HR6016 are provided in the following table:

16h 09m 50s
-03° 28’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6016 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6016 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6016.

Visibility of HR6016 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 HR6016 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: 93.5°
Max altitude: 35.1°
Azimuth: 266.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6016

The image below is a photograph of HR6016 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 HR6016 is -0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6016 star
DSS2 image of HR6016. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6016 during the next 10000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6016 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6016 is distant 493.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 46 kilometers per second.

151.52 pc
493.94 ly
-46 km/s
-0.03 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6016

HR6016 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 HR6016 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6016. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6016