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north SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
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Altitude: -5.3°   Azimuth: 327.1°   Direction: North-North-West

HR6052 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Corona Borealis.

HR6052 visual magnitude is 6.5. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6052 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 HR6052:


HR6052 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -5.3°
Azimuth: 327.1°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6052

HR6052 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 HR6052 are provided in the following table:

16h 12m 45s
+26° 40’ 14”
Corona Borealis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6052 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6052 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6052.

Visibility of HR6052 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 HR6052 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: 63.3°
Max altitude: 65.2°
Azimuth: 296.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6052

The image below is a photograph of HR6052 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 HR6052 is 0.049 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6052 star
DSS2 image of HR6052. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6052 during the next 10000 years (8.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6052 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6052 is distant 238.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

73.10 pc
238.30 ly
-8 km/s
0.049 arcsec/year
-0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6052

HR6052 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6052 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6052. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6052 star system properties

HR6052 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 HR6052 double sysyem:

2.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6052