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HR6042

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

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

6.41
Main-sequence
HR6042 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 5°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”
351.01°
19.03°
Scorpius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6042 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6042 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6042.

Visibility of HR6042 from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 114.4°
Max altitude: 14.1°
Azimuth: 245.6°
HR6042 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6042

The image below is a photograph of HR6042 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 HR6042 is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR6042

HR6042 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

0.70
B5V
9652K

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:

6.41
10.21
3.8
1.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6042

SAO184241
SAO184241