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HR6061 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6061 visual magnitude is 6.09. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6061 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 HR6061:

HR6061 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 16°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6061

HR6061 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 HR6061 are provided in the following table:

16h 15m 51s
-14° 50’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6061 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6061 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6061.

Visibility of HR6061 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 HR6061 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: 104.8°
Max altitude: 23.7°
Azimuth: 255.2°
HR6061 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6061

The image below is a photograph of HR6061 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 HR6061 is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6061 star
DSS2 image of HR6061. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6061 during the next 100000 years (15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6061 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6061 is distant 613.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

188.32 pc
613.94 ly
-11 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6061

HR6061 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6061 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6061. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6061