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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:45  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:10 south
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Altitude: 1.9°   Azimuth: 233.4°   Direction: South-West

HR6076 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6076 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6076 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 HR6076:


HR6076 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.9°
Azimuth: 233.4°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6076

HR6076 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 HR6076 are provided in the following table:

16h 19m 07s
-20° 13’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6076 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6076 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6076.

Visibility of HR6076 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 HR6076 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: 110.2°
Max altitude: 18.3°
Azimuth: 249.8°
HR6076 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6076

The image below is a photograph of HR6076 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 HR6076 is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6076 star
DSS2 image of HR6076. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6076 during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6076 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6076 is distant 490.23 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

150.38 pc
490.23 ly
8 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6076

HR6076 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6076 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6076. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6076