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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:31
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Altitude: 5.9°   Azimuth: 319.2°   Direction: North-West

HR6043 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Corona Borealis.

HR6043 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6043 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6043 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6043 star
DSS2 image of HR6043. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6043 during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6043


HR6043 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 5.9°
Azimuth: 319.2°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6043

HR6043 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 HR6043 are provided in the following table:

16h 11m 39s
+33° 20’ 33”
Corona Borealis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6043 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6043 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6043.

Visibility of HR6043 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 HR6043 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: 56.7°
Max altitude: 71.9°
Azimuth: 303.3°

Distance of HR6043 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6043 is distant 515.01 light years from the Sun

157.98 pc
515.01 ly
0.015 arcsec/year
0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6043

HR6043 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6043 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6043. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6043 star system properties

HR6043 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6043 double sysyem:

5.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6043