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Altitude: 48.3°   Azimuth: 326.8°   Direction: North-North-West

HR6101 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6101 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6101 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 HR6101:


HR6101 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 48.3°
Azimuth: 326.8°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6101

HR6101 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 HR6101 are provided in the following table:

16h 18m 09s
+68° 33’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6101 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6101 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6101.

Visibility of HR6101 from your location

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

HR6101 is circumpolar and transits at 11:49 UTC (altitude: 72.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6101

The image below is a photograph of HR6101 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 HR6101 is -0.044 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.047 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6101 star
DSS2 image of HR6101. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6101 during the next 10000 years (-7.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6101 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6101 is distant 593.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

182.15 pc
593.81 ly
-11 km/s
-0.044 arcsec/year
0.047 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6101

HR6101 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6101 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6101. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6101