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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 72.7°   Azimuth: 309.2°   Direction: North-West

HR6086 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6086 visual magnitude is 5.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6086 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 HR6086:


HR6086 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 72.7°
Azimuth: 309.2°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6086

HR6086 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6086 are provided in the following table:

16h 17m 15s
+59° 45’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6086 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6086 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6086.

Visibility of HR6086 from your location

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

HR6086 is circumpolar and transits at 11:48 UTC (altitude: 81.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6086

The image below is a photograph of HR6086 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 HR6086 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6086 star
DSS2 image of HR6086. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6086 during the next 10000 years (1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6086 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6086 is distant 657.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

201.61 pc
657.26 ly
-36 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6086

HR6086 belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6086 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6086. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6086