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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:57  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:27
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Altitude: -40.8°   Azimuth: 258.0°   Direction: West-South-West

HR6100 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6100 visual magnitude is 5.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6100 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6100 is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6100 star
DSS2 image of HR6100. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6100 during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6100


HR6100 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -40.8°
Azimuth: 258.0°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6100

HR6100 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6100 are provided in the following table:

16h 24m 31s
-37° 33’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6100 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6100 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6100.

Visibility of HR6100 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 HR6100 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: 127.6°
Max altitude: 1.0°
Azimuth: 232.4°

Distance of HR6100 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6100 is distant 467.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

143.47 pc
467.72 ly
9 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6100

HR6100 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6100 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6100. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6100 star system properties

HR6100 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6100 double sysyem:

0.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6100