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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:11 south
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Altitude: -65.9°   Azimuth: 48.2°   Direction: North-East

HR6044 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6044 visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6044 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 HR6044:


HR6044 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -65.9°
Azimuth: 48.2°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6044

HR6044 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6044 are provided in the following table:

16h 14m 22s
-33° 00’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6044 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6044 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6044.

Visibility of HR6044 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 HR6044 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: 123.0°
Max altitude: 5.5°
Azimuth: 237.0°
HR6044 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6044

The image below is a photograph of HR6044 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 HR6044 is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.034 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6044 star
DSS2 image of HR6044. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6044 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6044 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6044 is distant 643.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

197.24 pc
643.00 ly
-23 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
-0.034 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6044

HR6044 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6044 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6044. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6044