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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6042 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6042 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR6042 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
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.
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.
Spectral properties of HR6042
HR6042 belongs to spectral class B5 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.
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: