We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
A Complete Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
Donate now and help us to keep this site free and ad-free!
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:43  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:52 south
sleep NighttimeWhat's Visible Now?
All Constellations » Draco » 


Altitude: 32.8°   Azimuth: 12.9°   Direction: North-North-East

HR6126 is a giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6126 visual magnitude is 5.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6126 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 HR6126:


HR6126 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 32.8°
Azimuth: 12.9°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6126

HR6126 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 HR6126 are provided in the following table:

16h 21m 48s
+69° 06’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6126 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6126 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6126.

Visibility of HR6126 from your location

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

HR6126 is circumpolar and transits at 11:37 UTC (altitude: 72.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6126

The image below is a photograph of HR6126 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 HR6126 is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6126 star
DSS2 image of HR6126. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6126 during the next 10000 years (-3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6126 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6126 is distant 293.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

90.17 pc
293.96 ly
-8 km/s
-0.019 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6126

HR6126 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6126 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6126. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6126