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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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Altitude: -43.4°   Azimuth: 98.5°   Direction: East

HR6122 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6122 visual magnitude is 5.79. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6122 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6122 is 0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6122 star
DSS2 image of HR6122. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6122 during the next 10000 years (5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6122


HR6122 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -43.4°
Azimuth: 98.5°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6122

HR6122 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 HR6122 are provided in the following table:

16h 28m 14s
-37° 10’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6122 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6122 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6122.

Visibility of HR6122 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 HR6122 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: 127.2°
Max altitude: 1.3°
Azimuth: 232.8°

Distance of HR6122 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6122 is distant 318.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

97.85 pc
318.98 ly
-14 km/s
0.033 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6122

HR6122 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6122 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6122. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6122