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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 skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR6160:

HR6160 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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 emisphere. 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 [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR6160 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6160

The image below is a photograph of HR6160 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 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);

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