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HR6090

HR6090 is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

HR6090 visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6090 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 HR6090:

5.91
Giant
HR6090 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 87°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6090

HR6090 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 HR6090 are provided in the following table:

16h 19m 11s
+49° 02’ 17”
76.31°
44.75°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6090 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6090 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6090.

Visibility of HR6090 from your location

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

HR6090 is circumpolar and transits at 11:24 UTC (altitude: 87.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6090

The image below is a photograph of HR6090 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 HR6090 is -0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6090 star
DSS2 image of HR6090. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6090 during the next 10000 years (-3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6090 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6090 is distant 637.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

195.69 pc
637.96 ly
-32 km/s
-0.023 arcsec/year
0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6090

HR6090 belongs to spectral class K6

-0.55
K6
4000K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6090 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6090. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6090

SAO46025
SAO46025