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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:41  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -32.4°   Azimuth: 72.0°   Direction: East-North-East

HR6078 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6078 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6078 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 HR6078:


HR6078 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -32.4°
Azimuth: 72.0°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6078

HR6078 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 HR6078 are provided in the following table:

16h 19m 00s
-14° 52’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6078 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6078 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6078.

Visibility of HR6078 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 HR6078 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: 104.9°
Max altitude: 23.6°
Azimuth: 255.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6078

The image below is a photograph of HR6078 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 HR6078 is -0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6078 star
DSS2 image of HR6078. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6078 during the next 10000 years (-4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6078 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6078 is distant 864.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.

265.25 pc
864.72 ly
-42 km/s
-0.028 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6078

HR6078 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6078 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6078. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6078