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Altitude: -77.3°   Azimuth: 148.6°   Direction: South-South-East

HR6125 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Triangulum Australe.

HR6125 visual magnitude is 5.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6125 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 HR6125:


HR6125 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -77.3°
Azimuth: 148.6°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6125

HR6125 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 HR6125 are provided in the following table:

16h 30m 49s
-61° 38’ 00”
Triangulum Australe

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6125 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6125 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6125.

Visibility of HR6125 from your location

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

HR6125 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6125

The image below is a photograph of HR6125 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 HR6125 is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6125 star
DSS2 image of HR6125. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6125 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6125 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6125 is distant 669.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

205.34 pc
669.40 ly
4 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6125

HR6125 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6125 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6125. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6125