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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -1.1°   Azimuth: 119.1°   Direction: East-South-East

HR6053 is a double giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6053 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6053 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 HR6053:


HR6053 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -1.1°
Azimuth: 119.1°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6053

HR6053 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6053 are provided in the following table:

16h 14m 39s
-18° 32’ 07”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6053 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6053 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6053.

Visibility of HR6053 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 HR6053 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: 108.5°
Max altitude: 20.0°
Azimuth: 251.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6053

The image below is a photograph of HR6053 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 HR6053 is -0.106 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.109 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6053 star
DSS2 image of HR6053. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6053 during the next 1000 years (-1.77 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.82 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6053 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6053 is distant 282.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

86.51 pc
282.01 ly
-17 km/s
-0.106 arcsec/year
-0.109 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6053

HR6053 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 HR6053 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6053. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6053 star system properties

HR6053 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6053 double sysyem:

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Alternative designations of HR6053