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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:52  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 11.4°   Azimuth: 328.4°   Direction: North-North-West

HR6050 is a double bright giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6050 visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6050 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 HR6050:

Bright giant

HR6050 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 11.4°
Azimuth: 328.4°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6050

HR6050 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 HR6050 are provided in the following table:

16h 11m 47s
+42° 22’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6050 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6050 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6050.

Visibility of HR6050 from your location

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

HR6050 is circumpolar and transits at 10:56 UTC (altitude: 80.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6050

The image below is a photograph of HR6050 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 HR6050 is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6050 star
DSS2 image of HR6050. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6050 during the next 10000 years (-1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6050 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6050 is distant 934.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

286.53 pc
934.10 ly
-21 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6050

HR6050 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6050 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6050. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6050 star system properties

HR6050 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 HR6050 double sysyem:

23.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6050