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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:53 
Transit: 12:55 
Sunset: 20:59
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Altitude: -26.9°   Azimuth: 129.8°   Direction: South-East

HR6160 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6160 visual magnitude is 6.46. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6160 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR6160 is -0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.073 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6160 star
DSS2 image of HR6160. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6160 during the next 10000 years (-3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR6160


HR6160 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -26.9°
Azimuth: 129.8°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6160

HR6160 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 HR6160 are provided in the following table:

16h 35m 07s
-45° 14’ 40”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6160 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6160 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6160.

Visibility of HR6160 from your location

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

HR6160 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Distance of HR6160 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6160 is distant 613.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 56 kilometers per second.

188.32 pc
613.94 ly
-56 km/s
-0.022 arcsec/year
-0.073 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6160

HR6160 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 HR6160 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6160. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6160