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north SunriseRise: 4:50  
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SunsetSet: 21:03 south
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HR6143 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6143 visual magnitude is 4.23. Because of its moderate brightness, HR6143 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR6143:

HR6143 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6143

HR6143 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 HR6143 are provided in the following table:

16h 31m 22s
-34° 42’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6143 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6143 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6143.

Visibility of HR6143 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 HR6143 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: 124.7°
Max altitude: 3.8°
Azimuth: 235.3°
HR6143 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6143

The image below is a photograph of HR6143 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 HR6143 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6143 star
DSS2 image of HR6143. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6143 during the next 10000 years (-1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6143 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6143 is distant 746.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

228.83 pc
746.00 ly
1 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6143

HR6143 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6143 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6143. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6143