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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:01  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:11


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 skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR6043:

HR6043 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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 [change]
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 [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.7°
Max altitude: 71.9°
Azimuth: 303.3°
HR6043 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6043

The image below is a photograph of HR6043 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 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);

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