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HR6088 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.

HR6088 visual magnitude is 5.98. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6088 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 HR6088:

HR6088 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 66°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6088

HR6088 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 HR6088 are provided in the following table:

16h 14m 33s
+73° 23’ 41”
Ursa Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6088 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6088 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6088.

Visibility of HR6088 from your location

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

HR6088 is circumpolar and transits at 23:25 UTC (altitude: 68.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6088

The image below is a photograph of HR6088 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 HR6088 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.04 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6088 star
DSS2 image of HR6088. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6088 during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6088 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6088 is distant 747.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

229.36 pc
747.71 ly
-15 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
0.04 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6088

HR6088 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6088 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6088. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6088