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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:54  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:43 south
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Altitude: 9.6°   Azimuth: 160.2°   Direction: South-South-East

HR6145 is a giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6145 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6145 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 HR6145:


HR6145 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 9.6°
Azimuth: 160.2°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6145

HR6145 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 HR6145 are provided in the following table:

16h 31m 22s
-26° 32’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6145 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6145 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6145.

Visibility of HR6145 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 HR6145 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: 116.5°
Max altitude: 12.0°
Azimuth: 243.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6145

The image below is a photograph of HR6145 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 HR6145 is -0.029 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 HR6145 star
DSS2 image of HR6145. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6145 during the next 10000 years (-4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6145 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6145 is distant 225.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 39 kilometers per second.

69.06 pc
225.14 ly
39 km/s
-0.029 arcsec/year
-0.034 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6145

HR6145 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6145 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6145. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6145