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HR6130 is a double giant star in the constellation of Draco.

HR6130 visual magnitude is 5.67. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6130 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 HR6130:

HR6130 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 60°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6130

HR6130 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 HR6130 are provided in the following table:

16h 23m 47s
+61° 41’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6130 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6130 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6130.

Visibility of HR6130 from your location

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

HR6130 is circumpolar and transits at 23:50 UTC (altitude: 79.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6130

The image below is a photograph of HR6130 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 HR6130 is -0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.034 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6130 star
DSS2 image of HR6130. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6130 during the next 10000 years (-6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6130 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6130 is distant 412.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

126.42 pc
412.14 ly
-24 km/s
-0.037 arcsec/year
0.034 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6130

HR6130 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6130 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6130. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR6130 star system properties

HR6130 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6130 double sysyem:

1.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR6130