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HR6069 is a giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6069 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6069 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 HR6069:

HR6069 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 69°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6069

HR6069 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6069 are provided in the following table:

16h 12m 25s
+67° 08’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6069 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6069 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6069.

Visibility of HR6069 from your location

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

HR6069 is circumpolar and transits at 23:47 UTC (altitude: 74.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6069

The image below is a photograph of HR6069 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 HR6069 is -0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.043 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6069 star
DSS2 image of HR6069. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6069 during the next 10000 years (-3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6069 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6069 is distant 485.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

149.03 pc
485.84 ly
-10 km/s
-0.023 arcsec/year
-0.043 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6069

HR6069 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6069 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6069. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6069