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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR606 is a giant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR606 visual magnitude is 6.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR606 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 HR606:

HR606 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 2°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR606

HR606 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR606 are provided in the following table:

02h 02m 28s
-29° 39’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR606 in the sky:

Finder chart HR606 star
Simplified finder chart for HR606.

Visibility of HR606 from your location

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

Today's HR606 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 119.7°
Max altitude: 8.9°
Azimuth: 240.3°
HR606 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR606

The image below is a photograph of HR606 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 HR606 is -0.033 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 HR606 star
DSS2 image of HR606. The red arrow shows the motion of HR606 during the next 10000 years (-5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR606 from the Sun and relative movement

HR606 is distant 451.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

138.50 pc
451.52 ly
12 km/s
-0.033 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR606

HR606 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR606 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR606. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR606