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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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Altitude: -17.6°   Azimuth: 245.9°   Direction: West-South-West

HR6070 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6070 visual magnitude is 4.78. Because of its moderate brightness, HR6070 should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6070 is -0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.099 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6070 star
DSS2 image of HR6070. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6070 during the next 1000 years (-0.47 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.65 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6070


HR6070 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -17.6°
Azimuth: 245.9°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6070

HR6070 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6070 are provided in the following table:

16h 18m 17s
-28° 36’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6070 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6070 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6070.

Visibility of HR6070 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 HR6070 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: 118.6°
Max altitude: 9.9°
Azimuth: 241.4°

Distance of HR6070 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6070 is distant 140.34 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

43.05 pc
140.34 ly
-13 km/s
-0.028 arcsec/year
-0.099 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6070

HR6070 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 HR6070 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6070. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6070