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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 19:43 | Tran: 23:23 | Set: 3:06
Altitude: -61.2°   Azimuth: 25.1°   Direction: North-North-East

HR6042 is a double main-sequence star of spectral class B5 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6042 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its faintness, HR6042 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 HR6042

Finder chart HR6042 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6042.

HR6042 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 HR6042 are provided in the following table:

16h 13m 45s
-24° 25’ 18”
Image of HR6042 star
DSS2 image of HR6042. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6042 during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6042


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6042 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6042. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6042 star system properties

HR6042 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6042 double sysyem:

1.5 arcsec

Distance of HR6042 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6042 is distant 452.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

138.89 pc
452.78 ly
6 km/s
0.013 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR6042


Visibility of HR6042 from your location

Today's HR6042 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.4°
Max altitude: 14.1°
Azimuth: 245.6°