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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:52  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 56.7°   Azimuth: 59.5°   Direction: East-North-East

HR6038 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6038 visual magnitude is 6.49. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6038 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 HR6038:


HR6038 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 56.7°
Azimuth: 59.5°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6038

HR6038 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6038 are provided in the following table:

16h 09m 25s
+55° 49’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6038 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6038 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6038.

Visibility of HR6038 from your location

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

HR6038 is circumpolar and transits at 10:53 UTC (altitude: 85.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6038

The image below is a photograph of HR6038 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 HR6038 is -0.033 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 HR6038 star
DSS2 image of HR6038. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6038 during the next 10000 years (-5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6038 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6038 is distant 437.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

134.23 pc
437.58 ly
-15 km/s
-0.033 arcsec/year
0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6038

HR6038 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6038 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6038. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6038