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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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HR6142

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -36.66°   Az: 246.37°   Direction: West-South-West

HR6142 is a variable and multiple supergiant star of spectral class B1 in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6142 visual magnitude is 5.33. Because of its faintness, HR6142 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of HR6142 star
DSS2 image of HR6142. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6142 during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

16h 33m 24s
-41° 52’ 04”
06h 37m 09s
23h 10m 34s

J2000

16h 31m 41s
-41° 49’ 00”

Galactic Coordinates

340.72°
4.35°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR6142 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6142.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.33
Supergiant

-6.77
B1I
7276K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6142 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6142. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR6142 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 HR6142 double sysyem:

5.33
9.63
4.3
58 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR6142 is distant 8,578.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

2,631.58
8,578.95
-14 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

SAO226855
SAO226855

Visibility from Your Location

HR6142 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK