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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: -26.0°   Azimuth: 254.2°   Direction: West-South-West

HR6106 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6106 visual magnitude is 5.84. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6106 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 HR6106:


HR6106 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -26.0°
Azimuth: 254.2°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6106

HR6106 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 HR6106 are provided in the following table:

16h 24m 39s
-29° 42’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6106 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6106 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6106.

Visibility of HR6106 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 HR6106 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: 119.7°
Max altitude: 8.8°
Azimuth: 240.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6106

The image below is a photograph of HR6106 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 HR6106 is 0.066 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.08 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6106 star
DSS2 image of HR6106. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6106 during the next 10000 years (11.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of HR6106

HR6106 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


HR6106 star system properties

HR6106 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6106 double sysyem:

5.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6106